Attack on farm animals in Wola Łagowska

On March 30, 2021, we received information from the Łagów Forest District about a potential wolves’ attack on farm animals (fallow deer and mouflons) in Wola Łagowska. On the same day, in the afternoon, together with Artur Milanowski, we inspected the scene and interviewed the farm owners. The traces that we found on the spot and the inspection of the killed animals clearly indicate wolves. The farm where the animals are kept was built solidly with a high mesh with an energizer; however, in a way that was completely not protecting against the attack of wolves. When building the farm, the owners did not consider the attack of wolves because such attacks had not happened in the area thus far. We provided them with advice on modifying the fences so that wolves cannot get inside the pen and how to monitor the fence. They decided to implement them immediately.
It is the first documented case of a wolf attack on farm animals in the Świętokrzyskie region. As pasture farming is rare in this area of wolf presence, we do not expect damage to livestock to be a significant problem in the region in the future. The largest number of wolves’ attacks on farm animals in our country is recorded in Podkarpacie, Małopolska and Warmia and Mazury. The total value of claims on a national scale is approximately PLN 1.2 million.

Roman Gula