Yonne province has confirmed two wolf attacks in this province so far this year

“There have been new attacks this year,” assured a few days ago Laurence Godin, a sheep farmer in Mélisey, a victim of the wolf, in 2018. This Thursday, July 28, 2022 , Yonne County examined recent attacks at the department. , some of which may be due to the wolf, as we revealed on Wednesday.

“Since the beginning of 2022, two attacks involving wolves have been recorded,” the state services in Yonne confirmed. “One on 20 February in Saint-Brancher (a dead sheep) and one more recently, on 8 July in Noyers (a dead sheep). For these two attacks, the expertise of the office is in place. France’s biodiversity (OFB) concluded: predation-related damage, in the absence of technical factors, the wolf’s liability should not be dismissed for the sake of doubt”.

The wolf pardons four attacks

The county recalled three other attacks that occurred in 2022, for which OFB this time excluded responsibility for the wolf: “On May 31 in Pontaubert (one sheep died, then a few days later, an additional report). for 21 wounded sheep): expertise excludes wolf liability because of the predator’s weak jaws on injured animals, and no bite on the neck for dead sheep; June 4 in Vault -de-Lugny (a wounded sheep): Expert report ruled out predators (no puncture and no carnivores); June 27 in Noyers (one dead sheep): expert report experts have ruled out responsibility for the wolf, which was caused by a bite caused by the jaws of a low-energy predator.” And added: “It should be noted that attacks on packs by wandering dogs are highly popular.”

Is the wolf the source of the new attacks on the sheep in Yonne? (article from July 27, 2022)

Also, another attack took place June 18 in Noyers, the one mentioned in our columns, earlier in the week, Nicolas Carbognani, a breeder in the process of setting up. “The breeder did not call on State services to make the report but called a veterinarian. However, only OFB sworn officers are legally authorized to make reports. and goes back to the renderer, so the result can’t be executed.”

Action plan

A meeting was held on the evening of Wednesday 27 July at Châtel-Gérard. In response to the problem of attacks on livestock, it was decided to “inform farmers more quickly of the sites of the attack without waiting for the OFB’s initial report”; “Notice of the procedure to follow for veterinarians when a breeder requests them during an attack (at this point, the DDT sent this information July 22 via email to all breeders). rural veterinarian working in Yonne)”; “raise awareness of mayors and gendarmes about stray or stray dogs”; “install more photo traps”; “improve the management of the breeders’ psychological tracking and integrate the MSA in the wolf monitoring unit.”

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The provincial office added that “State services will raise awareness of mayors and citizens on the issue, and will send helpful reminders to, on the one hand, prevent attacks.” dog work and, on the other hand, applying the right reflexes in predation situations, in order to allow observation and analysis under the best conditions.

Thomas Ribierre
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