PETROZAVODSK, January 31 (RIA Novosti)
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A pack of wolves terrorized locals in the streets of a Karelian town, not returning to the woods until police opened fire, killing two.
The incident took place on Monday in Pitkyaranta, a town of 12,000 located near the Finnish border, some 670 kilometers northeast of Moscow, local police reported.
“A frightened man called police to report he had just been attacked by wolves…not in the woods, but on the city’s Parkovaya Ulitsa,” a police spokesman said.
A police patrol dispatched to Parkovaya Ulitsa discovered several wolves waiting outside the door of an apartment building. The animals ignored the police car, but one of them charged when the officers left the vehicle. They shot the wolf and then another who also tried to attack, prompting the pack to trudge back toward the forest where it came from.
The thermometer stood at moderate minus 12 degrees Celsius in Pitkyaranta on Monday, down some six degrees from last week’s average, according to Gismeteo.ru weather forecaster.
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