Wolves get a bad rep. Not only does our language reveal we fear them – from the wolf in sheep’s clothing to lone wolf – but we also manage to associate them with lying (cry wolf), poverty/hunger (wolf at/from the door) and sexism (wolf whistles).
Not like seals. They’re cute and cuddly and clap their hands when we throw fish at them. Give them a ball and they’ll juggle it. A wolf would only burst it.
So it was no surprise to learn that a pair of wolves in western Jutland have been accused of carrying out 65 attacks on domestic animals, and that research by DR confirms the blame can only be laid at their door in 15 of the cases.