Meeting a wolverine or a lynx

If you come across a large carnivore in the wild or in a populated area, try to keep your wits about you and use common sense. The situation will usually resolve itself as the carnivore will free from humans. If you come across a large carnivore, the best thing to do is to remain calm. Retreating the same way you came is also often the wisest option. You should not shout or turn your back on the animal. There are no known cases in Finland where a lynx or a wolverine would have seriously or fatally injured a human.

A wolverine is suspected to have been killed illegally in Taivalkoski

Tue 11 Apr 2017 10:24:00 AM EEST

The act was revealed on March 1, when two snowmobiles had been chasing a wolverine a long distance in the area of Hämeenvaara and Kisosjoki. The wolverine had been hit by the snowmobiles several times.
The police are investigating the case.

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