Wild predators have already killed many dogs in villages around Uzhgorod.
In Transcarpathia, residents of villages near Uzhgorod are complaining about a real invasion of wolves. This is stated in the TSN story.
Transcarpathians say that predators come to villages in whole flocks in the middle of the night. Recently, many domestic dogs have become their victims: on one village street alone, wolves killed a dozen.
“There is only one bone left of my 50-kilogram dog,” complains a man named Vyacheslav, showing journalists the place where his dog died.
However, the villagers are more worried not even about this, but about the fact that wolves can pose a threat to children who walk along the rural road to school. On certain sections of this road there will simply be no one to protect the kids if predators suddenly attack.
The increase in the wolf population is likely due to the ban on hunting them, which was introduced after the full-scale Russian invasion, locals say. For the same reason, wolves became less afraid of people.
More details in the TSN story:
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