residents of Montfuron claim to have seen a golden jackal around the village

residents of Montfuron claim to have seen a golden jackal around the village
residents of Montfuron claim to have seen a golden jackal around the village

A golden jackal was reportedly seen in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence. Several people claim to have seen the animal wandering around the village of Montfuron.

It was last March, but Céline Mucci, a resident of Montfuron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) still remembers this very special meeting.

“I was walking along a field and I saw what I took for a fox at the time, but its coat was a little curious, I saw it again two or three times but I didn’t pay more attention to it. the animal, seeing a fox around here is not that unusual,” she told BFM DICI.

“He must be hiding”

However, shortly after, a small insert was published in the municipal newspaper. Hunters claim to have seen a golden jackal in the town and there is no doubt for Céline that it is the same animal that she also saw.

“When I saw the images, I immediately recognized the animal I had seen. It’s true that at the time, I said to myself that it was quite big for a fox, but afterwards I haven’t seen him since, he must be hiding,” says Céline Mucci, laughing.

A golden jackal was seen in Montfuron (Alpes-de-Haute-Provence) – Journal municipal de Montfuron

With its tawny coat, showing some shades of gray, the golden jackal can easily be confused with a wolf or a fox. These two canines are present in the town which have a beautiful biodiversity, as confirmed by Mayor Pierre Fischer.

“We are developing it and we are doing everything to preserve the atmosphere of the village, but you know these beasts, they come for miles, but we will certainly see them again, in any case now the whole village is watching for them.”

Will the animal come back that way to be formally identified? One thing is certain: in Montfuron, the inhabitants are opening their eyes.

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