This is a very special situation compared to the 3000 inhabitants of the Nouvelle-Zepanel archipelago, in the north of Russia. They are faced with an invasion of polar bears. The situation has taken a turn that is so important that experts have been sent to the rescue of the building, says The Guardian.
What to do with an animal that is one of the largest terrestrial meat eaters and can weigh up to 800 kilos? This is the question that the inhabitants of Nouvelle-Zemble have set themselves over the past few weeks. About fifty of these mammals arrived on the islands. "There has never been such an invasion of polar bears, they literally began to haunt the inhabitants," explains
Jigancha Moussine, the local administrative manager. "People are afraid and afraid to leave their homes, parents do not want their children to go to school or to a daycare," says his deputy, Alexander Minayev, to the newspaper The Guardian.
Video & # 39; s make it possible to feed the animals in the trash cans or try to enter the houses. The use of horns or dogs to keep them away has not worked.
A protected species
Result? The state of emergency was declared and experts arrived to look after the animals. But the polar bear who is a protected species in Russia had the mission to put them to sleep.
According to the WWF, quoted by Le Temps, the greenhouse effect could explain this invasion. The reduction of the pack ice, where life and hunting are kept, forces mammals to an exodus.
This is not the first time that polar bears are spoken in the area. In 2016, five Russian scientists were besieged by various animals in a meteorological station. Note that the phenomenon is not exclusively Russian. In Canada, polar bears, forced to leave the pack ice because of the greenhouse effect, go to the city of Churchill, Manitoba. The authorities made the choice to put them in prison. In 2016, 53 animals ended up behind the bars.