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Wolf killed after attacks on humans in E China

Wolf killed after attacks on humans in E China

Updated: 2012-03-20 11:28


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Shandong police shot a wolf dead on Monday after seven suspected wolf attacks on people in Tengzhou in six days.

However, the police have not confirmed that the dead wolf is the one that attacked the local residents.

Wolf killed after attacks on humans in E China

A wolf is killed on March 19, 2012, after attacks in Tengzhou, Shandong. [Photo/CFP] 

The police found the wolf in a wheat field Monday afternoon and shot its leg. Then they chased the wolf over 20 kilometers before killing it.

It was reported that a boy was wounded by a grey wolf-like beast on his way to school and a 62-year-old woman was bitten to death. Of the seven attacks, two died and five were injured.

The local forestry department said spring is the breeding season for wolves and they may come down from the hill to hunt for food, and end up hurting people. Meanwhile, a resident said there is a domestic wolf industry, and the wolves could run away from their feeding base.

"Wolf is a provincial protected animal, but shooting it dead is justified and legal when it threatens local people and their property," the forestry department added.

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