Côtes-d’Armor: a wolf seen near Lannion a century later
On January 6, a wolf was filmed by a teenager in Ploubezre, near Lannion in the Côtes-d’Armor. An unprecedented face-to-face since 1906.
A teenager and his mother saw a wolf in a field in Ploubezre in Côtes-d’Armor (22). The 14-year-old managed to capture the animal on video and photos of its footprints. The information has not been confirmed by government agencies, but the French Office for Biodiversity (OFB), which obtained the teenager’s images, has authenticated the animal, a common gray dog. This is the first encounter between a human and a wolf in this area since 1906.
While driving, a young teenager and his mother crossed paths with this wolf: “We saw this animal walking along the side of the road, on an embankment at the exit of a forest. My mother thought it was a German shepherd, I immediately thought it was a wolf,” the boy said. He then returned to the crime scene and found footprints, which he photographed.
The images were also sent to experts at the Wolf Lynx network, who also confirmed that the animal is indeed a wolf.