Wolf shot near Oslo

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Another wolf was shot in the hills northwest of Oslo over the weekend, in the forest known as Krokskogen. Authorization had been issued, and the wolf wandered right into the firing line of a hunter otherwise waiting for moose.

Newspaper Aftenposten reported that the female wolf was shot in the area of Krokskogen, a popular recreational area, that’s part of southeastern Buskerud County. Espen Marker, responsible for overseeing regulations applying to predators for the state wildlife authority, claimed that the wolf was shot in accordance with the rules.

“A license to destroy a wolf in (the) region … had been granted,” Marker told Aftenposten. “The hunter who shot the wolf also had a license.”

It remained unclear whether the wolf that was shot was the same wolf believed to have attacked and eaten a moose calf farther east in the forest known as Nordmarka that borders on Krokskogen. The calf’s cadaver was discovered last week, not far from the popular Oslo lake called Sognsvann.

DNA testing on the dead wolf was set for this week, and the wolf would also be compared to footage of others taken from wildlife surveillance cameras set up in the woods.

newsinenglish.no staff