Not-so-big-bad wolves return to German village, as does tourism3/2/2013
Having a big wolf at your door in the east German region that spawned the Brothers Grimm is no longer a bad thing. Wolves were nearly extinct in Germany by the mid-19th century, but now a protected species, they've made a comeback. Especially near the tiny town of Reitschen, where 13 of the 19 packs registered in the country reside. Though livestock have fallen prey to the animals, Rietschen — aka Wolf Town — has benefited recently from wolf-tracking tourism. Attacks on humans are unlikely — the last was 13 years ago. Sightings are rare, meaning the closest most folks get is, well, stepping in something. [Source]
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