A calf was torn near Böbing in the Weilheim-Schongau district. The farmers are very worried – especially since they have to realize that the district office cannot order the predators to be shot.
A good two weeks ago, a calf was torn near Böbing (Weilheim district). The farmer who owned the animal immediately suspected a wolf. It is now clear that not only one wolf penetrated the pasture during the attack, but two. Attacks by two wolves on farm animals are extremely rare in Bavaria. But that’s not the only special thing about the attack. According to the State Office for the Environment, the pair of wolves, which have their territory in the Upper Bavarian Ammer Mountains and Lake Staffelsee, were busy. This couple drove the Garmisch-Partenkirchen alpine farmers to the barricades in late winter. They feared there would be a lot of cracks when their sheep and cattle are on the pastures in summer and the pair of wolves has become a pack. The fears have not come true so far. The calf’s tear near Böbing was the first attack by the wolf couple on a livestock.