An employee in the parkvesenet told that he was standing on my knees by a smijernsgjerde when a firebeint the predator came from behind and put the teeth in the upper arm of his.
55-year-old struck the beast with a hammer and scared it away, according to his own report to the authorities in the town of Steinfeld in lower Saxony.
"Man attacked by wolf?" came the headline in the tabloidavisa Bild after the incident, a novembermorgen in the last year.
But laboratory tests showed no DNA traces from the wolf, either in the man's wounds, clothing, or hammer. Some observers wonder whether the culprit may have been a villhund.Five years in prison
the Case is still lifted up in an inflamed political debate about wolves in Germany, where the population today is estimated at over 700-800 wolves and enacted to harm or kill a wolf is up to five years in prison.Tried to stop controversial hunting - in less than two hours were two wolves shot
Wolf had been extinct in Germany for over 150 years when it made a comeback in 2000. It was then that the animals began to cross the border from Poland. No attacks on people have been recorded since.
Environmentalists have celebrated ulvens return and pointed out that it does not look at people as food. But gråbein creates turmoil and loathing among some sauebønder, hunters and politicians – most of them on the right.Ulvemotstand in AfD
Community in the ulvens areas in East Germany has taken up the matter in the forefront of the three delstatsvalgene to be held in the year.
Ulvemotstanderne points, including one attack where wolves killed 40 sheep in an enclosure last fall. Strømgjerder and gjeterhunder that can protect beitedyra, is inconvenient and expensive, many believe farmers.
more and more ulvemotstandere initiate petitions and campaigns on social media, and there have also been demonstrations.
Among the first political parties that threw themselves on the ulvedebatten, was høyrepopulistiske AfD, which otherwise is most well known for his opposition to immigration and refugees.quota hunting
the Party's leading spokesperson in the state of Saxony, Silke Grimm, claimed recently that the wolf may come to attack your people if they stop to look at us as a natural enemy.
However, several people think it is time to introduce an upper bestandsgrense for the wolf in Germany. Prime minister Angela Merkel's conservative party CDU expressed recently support to regional quota hunting to guage the growth in the wolf population.Here is the protesters on the "ulvebussen": - a Large frustration
Since 2000 is around 280 wolves have been killed by people in Germany, according to the police inventory. Most of them were however killed, only a 30-numbers should have been shot in illegal hunting, and several are beheaded.Rabiesfrykt
Some local hunters to be taken in the use valgspråket "SGT", which stands for "shoot, dig, tie".
- 10 percent of the wolves killed already now illegal, says the natural guide Stephan Kaasche, who are opposed to quota hunting.
He believes the fear of ulveangrep in Germany stems from the time when rabies was a threat and one ulvebitt thus could be deadly.
Ulvedebatten in Germany is portrayed often as a conflict between the idealistic, green city slickers and more usentimentale bygdefolk that will protect their livelihood and families.
- Wolf is Germany's most politicized animal. Either you are with them, or you are against them, writes ukeavisa Die Zeit.the Zoo removed known ulvestatue: -hair-raising that they have allowed themselves to be influenced by ulvemotkjempere