The nursery rhymes evoking the fear of the wolf that we sing to children could be back in fashion.
In Mayenne, despite the evocative names of two towns, Saint-Loup-du-Dorat or Saint-Loup-du-Gast, the canine had not been seen for over a hundred years, when the last wolves were killed at the end of the 19th century.
But he has shown the tip of his nose again very recently in this rural department of western France.
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This Saturday afternoon, January 30, we hunted wild boar, deer and fox in the town of Martigné, between Laval and Mayenne,”
says Hervé Gérolami, retired historian.
Two national guards from the French Biodiversity Office (OFB) came to warn us that there was a wolf in the canton and that we had to warn them immediately if we saw him because it is a species protected by the Bern Convention.
Faced with our astonishment, they told us that it was a beautiful specimen. "
A case that is far from isolated.
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