NewsRussian village under siege. Wolf attack prompts shift to remote learning and increased surveillance

Russian village under siege. Wolf attack prompts shift to remote learning and increased surveillance

Wolves. Illustrative photo.
Wolves. Illustrative photo.
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5:06 PM EST, January 26, 2024

According to the Russian news agency TASS, the attack was reported in the Kurgan region, located in southwestern Siberia. The outcome led to one fatality and three casualties. The wolf involved has since been eliminated.

In response to the threat, schools in Petukhovo, Kurgan region, where the attack happened, transitioned to remote learning on Wednesday. The local authorities also announced plans to hold school classes at later hours across all the villages in the county.

"The education process in all district schools on January 24, 2024, is organized in remote mode. From January 25 until the end of the week, the first shift in rural district settlements is now pushed to 1:00 AM, equating to 7:00 AM Moscow time" " according to Anton Volkov, the head of the district, as cited by TASS on Telegram.

Volkov underscored that no new signs of predators have been found in the county. However, routine patrols persist, with specialists from the Department of Hunting Economy, various hunters, and enforcement officers combing the region.

Local authorities speculate that the unusual migration of roe deer from the Sverdlovsk and Chelyabinsk regions, as well as from Kazakhstan, may have lured the predators to the region. Temperature variances reportedly drive this migration.


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