‘Super Pack’ of 400 Wolves Terrorize Remote Russian Town

Photo: Daniel Mott (CC)

Photo: Daniel Mott (CC)

The Daily Mail Reports:

A ‘super pack’ of wolves has been terrifying a town after leaving more than 30 horses dead in just four days.

Four hundred bloodthirsty wolves have been spotted prowling around the edges of Verkhoyansk, in Russia, attacking livestock at will.

Twenty four teams of hunters have been put together to get rid of the wolves, with a bounty of £210 for every wolf skin brought to officials.

Stepan Rozhin, an administration official for the Verkhoyansk district in Russia, said: ‘To protect the town we are creating 24 teams of armed hunters, who will patrol the neighbourhood on snowmobiles and set wolf traps.

‘But we need more people. Once the daylight increases, the hunters will start shooting predators from helicopters.’

A pack of wolves this size is unheard of, with the animals usually preferring to hunt in smaller groups of just six or seven.

The massive group is believed to be made from hundreds of packs and has left animal experts baffled

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62 Comments on "‘Super Pack’ of 400 Wolves Terrorize Remote Russian Town"

  1. the wolf whisperer | Feb 8, 2011 at 10:09 pm |

    The locals are now domesticating wolves for use as sled dogs. They are being fueled by the remains of the dead horses they replace. Once trained, the hunters will use them as hunting vehicles to kill the remaining wolves. Their heads will become hats and their meat will be food for the sled wolves. The problem will soon be the shortage of wolves for hats and fuel. What will happen when the new way of life is no longer sustainable?

  2. the wolf whisperer | Feb 8, 2011 at 6:09 pm |

    The locals are now domesticating wolves for use as sled dogs. They are being fueled by the remains of the dead horses they replace. Once trained, the hunters will use them as hunting vehicles to kill the remaining wolves. Their heads will become hats and their meat will be food for the sled wolves. The problem will soon be the shortage of wolves for hats and fuel. What will happen when the new way of life is no longer sustainable?

  3. Simiantongue | Feb 9, 2011 at 3:11 am |

    Go get Sarah Palin she’s down looking out over the bay sizing up the the problem in Russia. I’ll fuel up the chopper.

  4. Simiantongue | Feb 9, 2011 at 3:11 am |

    Go get Sarah Palin she’s down looking out over the bay sizing up the the problem in Russia. I’ll fuel up the chopper.

  5. Simiantongue | Feb 8, 2011 at 11:11 pm |

    Go get Sarah Palin she’s down looking out over the bay sizing up the the problem in Russia. I’ll fuel up the chopper.

  6. Concerned Horse | Feb 9, 2011 at 3:48 am |

    Fucking druids, leave Russia alone.

  7. Concerned Horse | Feb 8, 2011 at 11:48 pm |

    Fucking druids, leave Russia alone.

  8. Anonymous | Feb 9, 2011 at 5:03 am |

    yeah right these were totally werewolf shapeshifters

  9. robertpaulson1138 | Feb 9, 2011 at 1:03 am |

    yeah right these were totally werewolf shapeshifters

  10. the russian rifle guy | Feb 9, 2011 at 6:39 am |

    the harpoons! they must be manned…

  11. the russian rifle guy | Feb 9, 2011 at 2:39 am |

    the harpoons! they must be manned…

  12. wolvesrawesome | Feb 9, 2011 at 2:02 pm |

    Thats horrible, leave the wolves alone.

  13. wolvesrawesome | Feb 9, 2011 at 10:02 am |

    Thats horrible, leave the wolves alone.

  14. This should be a movie. Its one of those rare moments when even fiction can’t possibly be as cool or scary as reality. 400 wolves working as a super pack???? Their boss alpha must be the f&cking Genghis Khan of wolves.

  15. This should be a movie. Its one of those rare moments when even fiction can’t possibly be as cool or scary as reality. 400 wolves working as a super pack???? Their boss alpha must be the f&cking Genghis Khan of wolves.

    • Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 6:12 pm |

      Good point.

      If only “Citizens United” hadn’t destroyed disclosure requirements, we’d be able to see whether JP Morgan Chase was underwriting the alpha-wolf’s campaign.

  16. HTsamcor | Feb 9, 2011 at 9:40 pm |

    Great another story of humans destroying wildlife. I get they might be losing money after having to replace the livestock lost but wildlife was here first, we’re invading their teritory which is why they are doing what they have to do just to survive.

  17. HTsamcor | Feb 9, 2011 at 5:40 pm |

    Great another story of humans destroying wildlife. I get they might be losing money after having to replace the livestock lost but wildlife was here first, we’re invading their teritory which is why they are doing what they have to do just to survive.

    • I don’t think it’s a concern that much for livestock and profit, I would assume it’s because a pack of 400 wolves near your town is a serious human threat. Children or even adults could be killed by a large pack, never mind a gigantic pack like this. You have to support the decision to put the numbers of wolves down in this area or else lives will probably be lost.

    • Tuna Ghost | Feb 10, 2011 at 7:06 am |

      Well the problem is that wolves are the kind of animal that does not actively seek contact with animals it is not familiar with–this means that wolves will, upon coming into contact with humans, flee rather than hunt. But when habituation occurs and wolves lose their fear of humans, attacks are going to happen.

      It’s tempting to complain about mankind invading nature or whatever, but the fact is we’re justified in destroying wolves that have been conditioned to accept humans as prey. You don’t want a pack of wolves, however large, roaming around thinking its okay to eat people. This isn’t the stone age, you can’t ask people to walk around in fear of being attacked by wild animals on their own property.

  18. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm |

    While I see no reason to doubt some bizarre consequences of ecological destruction, a pack size of 400 seems a bit too much for me to believe. I really have to wonder if this story is not at least partially the consequence of poor translation from the original Russian. Or a deliberate test of the gullibility of Daily Mail readers.

    I mean, think about it. If they’re anything like their North American relatives, these are animals that normally live in packs of less than 10–maybe 5 or so. And who live by stealthily hunting prety over spans that typically range over little more than a 100 mile radius.

    So I ask, “How is it even conceptually possible for a group of more than 20, let alone 400, to be driven together into one very narrow space without tearing out each others’ throats in competition for the clearly dwindling food supplies?”

    It’s a dead cert that humans would have murdered each other long before banding together against the other species. Last years midterms proved that to be the case for Americans, anyhow.

  19. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 10:11 pm |

    While I see no reason to doubt some bizarre consequences of ecological destruction, a pack size of 400 seems a bit too much for me to believe. I really have to wonder if this story is not at least partially the consequence of poor translation from the original Russian. Or a deliberate test of the gullibility of Daily Mail readers.

    I mean, think about it. If they’re anything like their North American relatives, these are animals that normally live in packs of less than 10–maybe 5 or so. And who live by stealthily hunting prety over spans that typically range over little more than a 100 mile radius.

    So I ask, “How is it even conceptually possible for a group of more than 20, let alone 400, to be driven together into one very narrow space without tearing out each others’ throats in competition for the clearly dwindling food supplies?”

    It’s a dead cert that humans would have murdered each other long before banding together against the other species. Last years midterms proved that to be the case for Americans, anyhow.

  20. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 6:11 pm |

    While I see no reason to doubt some bizarre consequences of ecological destruction, a pack size of 400 seems a bit too much for me to believe. I really have to wonder if this story is not at least partially the consequence of poor translation from the original Russian. Or a deliberate test of the gullibility of Daily Mail readers.

    I mean, think about it. If they’re anything like their North American relatives, these are animals that normally live in packs of less than 10–maybe 5 or so. And who live by stealthily hunting prety over spans that typically range over little more than a 100 mile radius.

    So I ask, “How is it even conceptually possible for a group of more than 20, let alone 400, to be driven together into one very narrow space without tearing out each others’ throats in competition for the clearly dwindling food supplies?”

    It’s a dead cert that humans would have murdered each other long before banding together against the other species. Last years midterms proved that to be the case for Americans, anyhow.

  21. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    Good point.

    If only “Citizens United” hadn’t destroyed disclosure requirements, we’d be able to see whether JP Morgan Chase was underwriting the alpha-wolf’s campaign.

  22. Liam_McGonagle | Feb 9, 2011 at 10:12 pm |

    Good point.

    If only “Citizens United” hadn’t destroyed disclosure requirements, we’d be able to see whether JP Morgan Chase was underwriting the alpha-wolf’s campaign.

  23. Wolfageddon!

  24. Wolfageddon!

  25. Wolfageddon!

  26. I don’t think it’s a concern that much for livestock and profit, I would assume it’s because a pack of 400 wolves near your town is a serious human threat. Children or even adults could be killed by a large pack, never mind a gigantic pack like this. You have to support the decision to put the numbers of wolves down in this area or else lives will probably be lost.

  27. Avarice92 | Feb 10, 2011 at 12:48 am |

    someone got a 10 kill streak in black ops

  28. Avarice92 | Feb 9, 2011 at 8:48 pm |

    someone got a 10 kill streak in black ops

  29. Natalie Britton | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:26 am |

    Just the other day on OASIS I was watching a short film called “Wolves” and it was talking about the dwindling population of wolves in certain countries and its effect on their ecosystems… So just a thought.. ummm… Move them? lol… But I am with Liam there is no way a pack this size is real.

  30. Natalie Britton | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:26 am |

    Just the other day on OASIS I was watching a short film called “Wolves” and it was talking about the dwindling population of wolves in certain countries and its effect on their ecosystems… So just a thought.. ummm… Move them? lol… But I am with Liam there is no way a pack this size is real.

  31. Natalie Britton | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:26 am |

    Just the other day on OASIS I was watching a short film called “Wolves” and it was talking about the dwindling population of wolves in certain countries and its effect on their ecosystems… So just a thought.. ummm… Move them? lol… But I am with Liam there is no way a pack this size is real.

  32. Natalie Britton | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:26 am |

    Just the other day on OASIS I was watching a short film called “Wolves” and it was talking about the dwindling population of wolves in certain countries and its effect on their ecosystems… So just a thought.. ummm… Move them? lol… But I am with Liam there is no way a pack this size is real.

  33. Natalie Britton | Feb 9, 2011 at 9:26 pm |

    Just the other day on OASIS I was watching a short film called “Wolves” and it was talking about the dwindling population of wolves in certain countries and its effect on their ecosystems… So just a thought.. ummm… Move them? lol… But I am with Liam there is no way a pack this size is real.

  34. There must be a lot of fricken vampires around…..

  35. There must be a lot of fricken vampires around…..

  36. There must be a lot of fricken vampires around…..

  37. There must be a lot of fricken vampires around…..

  38. KiraLani | Feb 9, 2011 at 9:29 pm |

    There must be a lot of fricken vampires around…..

    • the wolf wisperer | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:31 pm |

      On the contrary. Vampires would in fact keep the wolf population down. The wolf pack has actually grown to its enormous size due to an abundance of food. This food being horny teenage girls looking for wolf boys to have sex with. You will see a strong correlation between the rise in the wolf population and the release of Twilight movies. Experts predicted the population would level off after the fourth movie, but since the announcement that the final book will be split into two movies, I’m afraid there is no end in sight. In an attempt to slow the growing of the wolf population, the government has just proposed a new bill that could make vibrators mandatory for all teenage girls. Duracell stocks have since sky rocketed and christian groups have began protesting.

  39. Horsesrawesome | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:32 am |

    you are a vagina.

  40. Horsesrawesome | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:32 am |

    you are a vagina.

  41. Horsesrawesome | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:32 am |

    you are a vagina.

  42. Horsesrawesome | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:32 am |

    you are a vagina.

  43. If only we knew someone who lived in or near Russia and was experienced in shooting wolves from helicopters…

  44. If only we knew someone who lived in or near Russia and was experienced in shooting wolves from helicopters…

  45. “A pack of wolves this size is unheard of…”

    And, apparently, unphotographable. I agree with Liam_McGonagle below.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354445/Super-pack-400-wolves-kill-30-horses-just-days-remote-Russian-village.html#ixzz1DWnBOrLc

  46. “A pack of wolves this size is unheard of…”

    And, apparently, unphotographable. I agree with Liam_McGonagle below.

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1354445/Super-pack-400-wolves-kill-30-horses-just-days-remote-Russian-village.html#ixzz1DWnBOrLc

  47. Prawn Star | Feb 10, 2011 at 5:19 am |

    Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  48. Prawn Star | Feb 10, 2011 at 1:19 am |

    Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  49. Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  50. Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  51. Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  52. Someone go get Sarah Palin and Tawd! … can they see this happening from Wasilla?

  53. Tuna Ghost | Feb 10, 2011 at 11:06 am |

    Well the problem is that wolves are the kind of animal that does not actively seek contact with animals it is not familiar with–this means that wolves will, upon coming into contact with humans, flee rather than hunt. But when habituation occurs and wolves lose their fear of humans, attacks are going to happen.

    It’s tempting to complain about mankind invading nature or whatever, but the fact is we’re justified in destroying wolves that have been conditioned to accept humans as prey. You don’t want a pack of wolves, however large, roaming around thinking its okay to eat people. This isn’t the stone age, you can’t ask people to walk around in fear of being attacked by wild animals on their own property.

  54. the wolf wisperer | Feb 10, 2011 at 5:31 pm |

    On the contrary. Vampires would in fact keep the wolf population down. The wolf pack has actually grown to its enormous size due to an abundance of food. This food being horny teenage girls looking for wolf boys to have sex with. You will see a strong correlation between the rise in the wolf population and the release of Twilight movies. Experts predicted the population would level off after the fourth movie, but since the announcement that the final book will be split into two movies, I’m afraid there is no end in sight. In an attempt to slow the growing of the wolf population, the government has just proposed a new bill that could make vibrators mandatory for all teenage girls. Duracell stocks have since sky rocketed and christian groups have began protesting.

  55. Holy shit. I can totally get my skinning to 450 easy as fuck now.

  56. Holy shit. I can totally get my skinning to 450 easy as fuck now.

  57. Be a sweet as$ MOVIE

  58. Be a sweet as$ MOVIE

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