First taken for that of a dog, the corpse was taken to a veterinarian to be identified by his tattoo or chipping, before being transferred to the premises of the technical services of Saint-Brà © vin-les-Pins.

A wolf corpse was discovered in mid-October on the side of a road in Saint-Brévin-les-Pins, in Loire-Atlantique, indicating the presence of this animal in this discovery. part for the first time in a century, the prefecture announced Thursday, October 28 in a press release.

The body was found on October 15 by the department’s road maintenance services on the edge of the RD 213, according to the prefecture. First taken for that of a dog, the corpse was taken to a veterinarian to be identified by his tattoo or chipping, before being transferred to the premises of the technical services of Saint-Brà © vin-les-Pins. On October 20, a technical service employee sent photos of the animal to a member of the Breton Mammalog Group (GMB), then transmitted to the French Biodiversity Office (OFB), “which confirmed that it was indeed a gray wolf of the species Canis lupus lupus “, according to the prefecture.

The animal was recovered by the Wolf network of the OFB “for additional analyzes to determine the origin of the individual and the causes of his death” », According to the same source. “The presence of the wolf in Loire-Atlantique is a first for nearly a century”, underlines the prefecture. A wolf was photographed on May 14 in Jard-sur-Mer, on the Vendée coast, about 120 km south of Saint-Brà © vin-les-Pins. “Is it this wolf observed in Vendée last May or another young wolf in dispersal?” The analyzes carried out should make it possible to provide an answer, ”specifies the Groupe Loup Bretagne, a collective created by the GMB and Bretagne Vivante, in a press release.

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“Taking into account the knowledge of the biology and behavior of the species, we can be sure that other (wolves) dispersers will sooner or later reach the Loire-Atlantique and the Breton departments”, estimates in addition, Groupe Loup Bretagne, which asks the authorities to anticipate “this spontaneous return” in order to prepare “optimal conditions for cohabitation”. Considered to have been eradicated in 1937 at the national level, the wolf reappeared in the Mercantour park (Alpes-Maritimes) in 1992. The population of this protected species is today estimated between 414 and 834 individuals, with a presence detected as far as Normandy and in Center-Val-de-Loire.

the 10/29/2021 at 8:00 AM

Wolves are a bit like migrants, they go all over France …

the 10/29/2021 at 07:57

We are not even f …. to estimate the population of this species on French soil. A few hundred lost animals all over the country. At least what remains of wild areas.

the 10/29/2021 at 05:32

Another epidemic of roller wolves. The only known effective therapy is to play with them at the baball. When they take it, they have won. With the bitches, the number of points is doubled ©. If it is a bearing female, it is tripled. Variant: We throw coins and whoever catches them is entitled to small cuts.

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