I did a post the other day about wolves devouring an entire wedding party in 1911 (worst wedding ever). During my searches for more more gruesome facts about that particular attack (more weddings and wolves) I found this article that I though you might like.
In 1933 Europe it was cold. So cold in fact, that a wedding cake in Vienna had to be cut with an axe. I expect that the bride was not wearing a flimsy off-the-shoulder number that day! Luckily for her it seems no wolves caught up with her on her trip home. 🙂
Later in the report I see that cold and hungry wolves attacked the crew of a train while they were involved in a bit of snow clearing in Bessarabia (Moldova).
The crew had the presence of mind to throw meat into one of the train cars, slamming the doors behind the hungry wolves before continuing on their journey.
On arrival at their destination most of the wolves were still alive, unfortunately for them they were then caught in nets and shot.
It sounds a little cruel, but I can’t imagine the railway staff having too much sympathy for the wolves.
I now imagine the train pulling into the station, an unsuspecting attendant opening the door to begin unloading the cargo they expected to be contained within. Growl, leap, EEEEK! crunch…..