animal drama! The male collided with a train on the tracks of the Tauernbahn between Schwarzach and Lend. Landesjägermeister is certain that the accident is just the beginning of the new subject of bears.
Now a dead bear too! A male specimen was killed yesterday in addition to the recent sightings of predators in Salzburg’s Flachgau and in Pinzgau. Two train drivers informed the police on Tuesday morning that a dead bear was lying on the tracks between Schwarzach and Lend im Pongau. “He was just unlucky,” said the State Bear Commissioner Hubert Stock to “Krone”. The bear’s left rear paw was severed in the collision, and he also had massive head injuries. The animal was transported from the scene of the accident in a goods wagon and taken to a cold store. An investigation should reveal how the bear died. DNA samples are used to find out where it came from. In addition, the animal is taken to the Research Institute for Wildlife Research in Vienna for an autopsy. Say: According to the ad, the animal is said to have been killed by human hands before. For stock and state huntsman Max Mayr Melnhof, however, it is clear that the collision with the train was fatal for the young bear. According to Mayr Melnhof, it is a young male, which is described as a pubescent animal. “They move around until they find a partner,” says the state huntsman and adds: “It’s sad and a shame. But that will only be the beginning.” There is a lack of natural space for large predators. The population is simply too dense for wild animals. “Every Austrian only has the area of a soccer field available.” He does not rule out future damage to people, livestock and pets. Due to the large bear population in Slovenia – there are around 1000 there – many will also come to Austria.Bear is preparedWhat will happen to the animal in the future is already clear. It is to be prepared and used for hunter training. So the specimen will not come into the house of nature. There are still open questions: The ÖBB could not confirm that the train drivers who reported the animal also collided with the bear with their train. If it was a different train, why didn’t the drivers notice the accident?
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