Ludwigslust (dpa/mv) - With the start of the maize harvest, the risk of accidents involving wildlife in Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania has again increased significantly. The police in the Ludwigslust-Parchim district drew attention to this on Wednesday. Since Monday, 18 wildlife accidents have been registered in the district between Plau and Boizenburg, which is rich in wildlife. An 18-year-old motorcyclist collided with a badger near Grabow on Monday, fell and was injured.
In the Ludwigslust-Parchim district, the proportion of wildlife accidents is also generally very high: in 2021, almost every second accident involved collisions with wild boar, foxes, badgers, deer, deer or wolves. In a total of 3248 wildlife accidents, which accounted for 44 percent of all accidents, one person was killed in 2021 and 44 people were injured.