A short one today I'm afraid as I'm swamped.
World War One Put On Hold To Deal With Wolf Problem
During the First World War the Eastern Front saw an explosion in wolf numbers. Apparently the wolves, having developed a taste for human flesh from all the dead people lying around, were reported to attack wounded soldiers. Things got so bad that Russian and German soldiers actually had to stop killing, each other and team up to take out the wolf packs.
http://query.nytimes.com/mem/archive-fr ... ref=slogin
Notice: that link is a PDF, in case it matters to some of you. Certainly worth a read.
The wolves of the Polish and Baltic Russian stretches had amassed to such numbers in the Konvo-Wilna-Minsk district to become a veritable plague to both Russian and German fighting forces. As a last resort, the two adversaries, with the consent of their commanders, entered into negotiations for an armistice and joined forces to overcome the wolf plague