After the suspicious post about wolves chasing down and eating an entire wedding party from the other day I have been doing some searching and have come to the conclusion that wolves like wedding cake. Or maybe brides. Either way, if I ever get married I will be sure to stay away from wolf infested forests on the trip home.
In 1895 this wedding party in Hidos, Hungary, made the mistake of taking the dense forest route home from the ceremony. They were set upon by hungry wolves and thirteen lives were lost. In this tale at least some of the people managed to make it to safety, unlike the other lot from 1911 who threw their women and children to the ravening hordes* in order to make their escape.
Let this be a lesson to you. No wedding dresses in wolfy forests, ok?!
If any of you out there have a pet wolf I would love to know. Do wolves like wedding cake? If you are clad in bridal attire are you more likely to be chomped? Could you check? No, don’t! Just kidding!
I think the combination of a cold winter and a possibly drunken and inattentive crowd making their way through the dark forest would be something no wolf could resist no matter what the prey was wearing….
*I did a bit more looking around in the old articles after all of you showed such interest in that Worst Wedding Ever post to see if I coud find any more details.
Apparently the wedding party numbered about 120 and the two survivors did throw the women and children to the pursuing wolves to save themselves, with the bride and groom being the last to go. Some articles commented on the state of the two survivors being semi-demented when they reached safety.
Funnily enough, not one of the many accounts I read pointed out in a negative way that they had just allowed 118 people to die in order to save themselves! I bet those two never got an invite to a family get-together ever again.
Here is a link to a long and dramatic news account of the event if you would like to experience the full horror. No demands for punishment at the end though, mores the pity.