400 hungry wolves in Siberia have formed an intelligent super-pack!
As 400 hungry wolves in Siberia have banded together and built an intelligent super-pack! I wonder what’s going on with nature?
Some 400 hungry wolves in the Siberian Republic Sakha have banded together to hunt deer and horses and humans Several of Animal experts are baffled by events, somewhat like a fairytale gone horribly wrong, in Verkhoyansk, Russia. A “super pack” of BIG wolves, numbering 400 or more, that has been terrorizing the town, scaring residents, and feeding off livestock in the area. The wolves have already consumed over 30 horses in a few days time. Locals fear that the dangerous animals may attack humans too after some previous indications. Now Siberian hunters have started to hunt down the 400-strong wolf pack. Which also seems to be very intelligent, as they have avoided all previous tries to be captured, and still been able to hunt. Also noticed was that many “Black Wolfe’s” were seen in the pack. More about Wolf Packs and Natural sizes
“We have gathered 24 hunting parties to patrol the neighbourhood on snowmobiles. We also set traps. Using poison against wolves is forbidden though. When daytime becomes long enough, the hunters will shoot the predators from helicopters,” said a spokesman for the administration of the Verhnoyarsky region, where the wolf pack lives, as cited by Interfax news agency.
It is unusual for wolves to gather in such numbers or hunt large animal like horses. The biggest wolf pack ever is the 37-member Druid pack from Lamar Valley in Yellowstone. They became well-known and are perhaps up to now, the largest wolf pack ever documented. However the population of their usual prey, rabbits, has decreased this year due to lack of food, so the Siberian wolves must have changed their habits. Authorities have also set a bounty for wolf pelts, paying some $330 for one. Vladimir Bologov, zoologist and wolf preservation enthusiast, believes the problem may be exaggerated to look more urgent than it actually is maybe…
The Druid Pack of Yellowstone
“Such position is normal for hunters who want to get extra financing on the pretext of fighting against wolves. Helicopters are expensive; any flying one is a thrill many people want to experience,” he commented for RT.
Another scientist have this explanation:
When reaching these frigid temperatures especially in a small town like Verkhoyansk in Russia’s Sakha Republic must have led to the formation of an unnaturally mega large pack of livestock-hungry wolves. In the past four days, 30 horses have been devoured by this massive pack. Temperatures in Verkhoyansk can hit -56.2° Fahrenheit, and this particular cold winter has limited the wolves’ food options. Says wildlife behaviourist Dr. Valerius Geist:
Wolves are very careful to choose the most nutritious food source easiest obtained without danger which in this case happens to be horses. They will start tackling dangerous prey when they run out of non-dangerous prey. But as the town of Verkhoyansk, Russia now assembled 24 teams of hunters armed to the teeth, and with snowmobiles and helicopters to deal with the burgeoning wolf problem. Maybe they won`t exist so much longer…typical humans…
Maybe this is what await the Super-Pack in Russia soon? Warning awful images!