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    The presence of a wolf reported in Ardenne

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    According to the ASBL Landschap, a wolf may be wandering in the Ardenne village of Bérismenil, near La Roche-en-Ardenne. The ASBL relies on a detailed report about the attack of a sheep that took place during the night of 4 to 5 March, published by the owners of the dead animal on their Facebook page.

    “The sheep carried traces of bites, like those seen in Meerhout, Bree and Rotem. The colleagues of the Wolf Network in Walloon have opened an enquiry, and the analyses are still ongoing. But even if no DNA trace is found, we are convinced that a wolf passed by. The similarities to the three other cases in Flanders are too significant,” commented Jan Loos, of the Landschap ASBL.

    This the second time a wolf’s presence has been assumed in Wallonia since Gedinne, in August 2011. “At that time, there had been several reports, especially around La Roche-en-Ardenne, but we had never had such convincing signs as here, in Bérismenil”, Landschap said. A wolf was also recently seen in in around Drenthe, Netherlands.

    Maria Novak
    The Brussels Times