Lonely Planet Writer

Dangerous animal on the loose in Dyrehaven, Denmark

Deers amongst the trees in Dyrehaven.
Deer amongst the trees in Dyrehaven. Image by bjaglin / CC BY 2.0

The Danish Nature Agency has confirmed that an ‘unusually strong’ animal is on the loose around Dyrehaven near Copenhagen after a deer was discovered with its head bitten off. The decapitation was said to be ‘exceptionally violent’ and could only have been caused by a very large and dangerous dog, or a wolf. Wolves have only recently returned to Denmark after an absence of nearly 200 years but so far sightings have only been made in Jutland. Read more: thelocal.dk