Earthweek: A Diary of our Planet Steve Newman / Universal Press Syndicate / March 27, 2005
The heaviest winter snowfall in a decade across parts of Afghanistan has sent packs of wolfs from their usual habitat into populated areas, where locals say at least four people have been devoured by the animals.
Villagers in the remote settlement of Naka in Paktia province say they found little more than remains and bloodied, shredded clothes during a search for two residents who went missing on a trip to another village. Two other Afghans in neighboring Khost province were also killed by wolves, according to villagers.
Even the dogs that guard nearly all villages in Afghanistan have come under attack from hungry
wolves during the closing weeks of winter.