Podkarpacie - damage to livestock in the first half of 2020

In the first half of 2020, there were 47 wolf attacks on the farm and domestic animals in Podkarpacie. This is 13% less than in the first halves of 2019 and 2018 when wolves attacked 54 times. Sheep were the most frequently attacked species – 24 times. In addition, wolves attacked dogs – 3 times (cases where remains or other traces confirming the killing of dogs were found), cattle – 3 times, horses – 2 times and a goat. Wolves also attacked deer and farm fallow deer multiple times (14 times). There were more attacks on dogs, but they were non-purebred dogs for which there is no market valuation, and therefore, they are not included in the statistics. In addition, the wolves damaged the property’s fences during an attack on a large non-purebred dog (German Shepherd crossbreed), as well as during a hunt on deer – bull in the center of one of the villages.
Detailed damage data is available at RDOŚ in Rzeszów.

Hubert Fedyń, RDOŚ in Rzeszów