Nick is back! And in this week's episode, we discuss the Man-Eating Kirov Wolves - a very long series of shocking wolf attacks that occurred in the Kirov Oblast in Russia during and directly after WWII. There were many things that could've contributed to the cause of these attacks, but many biologists and conservationists at the time contested the validity of these attacks because predatory attacks by wolves are so rare. To this day, Russia still has 30-40,000 wolves that can be hunted year-round.
In America, the status of Gray Wolves is entirely different; Towards the end of the episode we discuss Colorado's reintroduction of wolves. If you'd like to learn more about Colorado's plan, you can go to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife website here.
Do you like hearing animal attack stories? Do you like True Crime podcasts but hate the feeling of helplessness after listening? The Get Out Alive podcast gives you that True Crime feel, but provides actual tips on how to avoid being attacked yourself.
Host Ashley has a degree in Wildlife Biology and has dipped her toe in many aspects of wildlife biology so far, but especially human-wildlife conflict. Her co-host and best friend/fellow wildlife lover Nick is just along for the ride.
This podcast was born out of Ashley's frustration when handling phone calls from people who were afraid of wild animals and just wanted to kill them. The goal of the podcast is to be honest about the dangers some animal pose, but also be clear that attacks are not nearly as common as we think. Sometimes the show is able to have survivors of attacks or experts on species on the podcast to provide more insight.