torsdag, april 19, 2018

Selvfølgelig tager ulve mennesker

To iranske forskere har undersøgt de 53 tilfælde af ulveangreb mod mennesker, der har fundet sted i provinsen Hamedan i Iran mellem 2001-2012.

"A total of 53 wolf (Canis lupus) attacks were recorded on humans in the Hamedan province, a human-dominated landscape in west Iran, between April 2001 and April 2012. Most attacks were classified as predatory (68%) and pet-related (19%) in nature".

Ulvene angriber for at æde, og de angriber oftest børn: "The majority of victims were children (12 years old or younger; 62%)".  



"Children killed were attacked while they were playing in farmlands, or in the outskirts of villages. Interviews with witnesses reveal that the wolves generally hunt in groups of 2–5 individuals. Pack members hide behind vegetation or other structures in the outskirts of villages and the attack is made by one individual. The victim is then consumed by the wolf and the remaining bits of clothing are what are found of them".

Flest angreb sker i hvalpesæsonen:  

"Most incidents (70%) took place during the wolf’s pup-rearing season. The most frequent human activities at time of attack were recreation based (57%). The locations of attacks occurred frequently in the farmlands (43%) and outskirts of villages (41%)".

En overgang har et kobbel på 50 ulve decideret hærget en landsby. De angreb gentagne gange, tog flere mindre børn og sårede over 40 mennesker, indtil effektiv jagt gjorde en ende på dem:

"One such incidence, reported by Baltazard and Ghodssi (1954), involved a pack of 50 wolves inhab- iting mountains near Zanjan in western Iran that attacked the town on several occasions during the night or early hours of morning, taking several young children and wounding about 40 people until an extensive battue stopped the attacks".

Rabies indgår ikke som forklaring:
 
"We did not find any cases of attacks on people by rabid wolves or wolf–dog hybrids. Laboratory tests showed that there was no case of rabies among the offending wolves that were captured and tested".

Hvilken hæslig forandring, hvis danske børn ikke længere kan lege i skovene. 


Kilde:
Neda Behdarvand & Mohammad Kaboli (2015): "Characteristics of Gray Wolf Attacks on Humans in an Altered Landscape in the West of Iran". I: Human Dimensions of Wildlife, 20:2, 112-122.
 

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