Jun 19, 2012
PNP comment: Greenies and wolf-lovers in the USA claim wolves do not attack people, but we can now prove that they do in Sweden. — Editor Liz Bowen
Kolmarden Wildlife Park in Sweden is a popular tourist attraction with up to half a million visitors a year. On Sunday it became the centre of a horror scene as a pack of eight wolves launched a ferocious attack on their 30-year-old keeper, mauling her to death.
The attack happened around 11 a.m. Sunday morning at Sweden’s largest zoo when the 30-year-old keeper entered the wolves’ pen to treat the animals she had helped to rear when they were cubs. For some reason the animals launched a ferocious attack on her as she was treating them, alone in the enclosure with nobody around.
The alarm was given when she had failed to make radio contact with the authorities. Colleagues went to the scene but could not enter the enclosure due to the ferocity of the animals and the emergency services were called.
All they could do was to look on helplessly as the woman, still alive, was trying to fend off the ferocious animals tearing her apart in front of their eyes. The wolf enclosure was particularly attractive to visitors because they were allowed to go inside to pet the wolves.
There were no witnesses to the attack. The keeper had been working for three years at the zoo and had helped raise the wolves when they were cubs – staff often entered the enclosure alone.
Experts state that such attacks are extremely rare among wolves in zoos. It has not yet been decided whether the wolves will be destroyed.
Jun 19, 2012
The Dunsmuir Rod and Gun Club
PROUDLY Presents a
Fun Steel Shoot and BBQ.
On June 30th at 9am, there will be a FUN STEEL SHOOT consisting of four stations with five metal targets each. Each participant will need a minimum of 100 rounds of ammunition, eye and ear protection. If you have a holster, please bring it. If you do not, you may start at a low ready position.
This is not a match, though it is loosely based on the Steel Challenge. It is strictly for fun and camaraderie. We are trying to determine if there are enough interested hand gunners to initiate a monthly shoot. There is no point differential for caliber size. Scores are based upon time and will be posted. However, this is a self-challenge course and just for fun!!!
In the afternoon there will be a BBQ consisting of hotdogs and hamburgers, sodas and water. $20 will cover the Shoot and BBQ. Towards the evening there will be a trap shoot for anyone interested at $3 a round.
****This will be a “cold range”. IE: no loaded guns will be allowed to enter the range, or be loaded until the participant is standing in the shooter’s box and given instruction to load by the range officer. (Even if you have a CCW.) Upon completion of the course of fire, the participant will display an empty gun. At no time will a gun be loaded or handled unless in the designated safe area or in the shooter’s box. Violations of safety rules may result in dismissal from the range for the day.*****
There will be a shooters safety briefing at 9AM sharp. So please be on time and ready for fun. The range is located off Mott Road, east of I-5. Once at the T-intersection, turn left (north) and following the signs to the Airport. Proceed north until the chain link fence on your right ends. There will be a road that turns right (east). Follow the road around the north end of the runway until you see the sign. If you have any questions you can contact Ed at 530.604.4155 or email email@example.com