Haute-Vienne: a wolf responsible for the attack on a sheep herd in Saint-Léger-Magnazeix, in the north of the department

Haute-Vienne: a wolf responsible for the attack on a sheep herd in Saint-Léger-Magnazeix, in the north of the department
Haute-Vienne: a wolf responsible for the attack on a sheep herd in Saint-Léger-Magnazeix, in the north of the department

On the evening of Sunday, May 5, a breeder from Saint-Léger-Magnazeix, in northern Haute-Vienne, noticed that an animal attacks his sheep flock. As he leaves, he films the animal leaving his field. One lamb died and several were injured.

An attack by a “young subadult wolf” according to the OFB

After a few days of investigation, the French Biodiversity Office affirmed that the wolf was responsible for this attack. If the breeder’s video did not identify the animal, these are its paw marks and the “report of damage“which allow us to affirm that it is a wolf. It is most certainly “of a young subadult wolf, in the dispersal phase“, that is to say without a pack, according to Philippe Goursaud, head of the departmental service of the OFB in Haute-Vienne.

This conclusion opens the door to a compensation for the breeder and reimbursement of veterinary costs. There is “Nothing suprising“to this attack for Thomas Hegarty, the president of Rural Coordination in Haute-Vienne, for whom the wolf is”present for around ten years in the region“. The agricultural union intends to request authorization for kill the animal. “We will not let the wolf settle in!“, concludes Thomas Hegarty.

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