Another dog – a pug – was also devoured by a wolf in the same town as reports emerged of a pack of predators which are said to be stalking a school.
Russia: CCTV captures wolf snatching family’s pet dog
This is the moment a hungry wolf snatched a family’s pet dog in a remote town under siege from wild predators.
The beast chased miniature crossbreed Bonya before walking away over the snow with the animal clenched in its teeth – but parents are fearful for their children.
Another dog – a pug – was also devoured by a wolf in the same town, Olenegorsk, Russia as reports emerged of a pack of predators stalking a school.
Local officials have ordered hunters to kill a pack of wolves holding the Arctic community under siege.
Yulia Mekhnina, 35, a mother-of-two, demanded of local mayor Oleg Samarsky: “Our dog was killed by a wolf.
“Today it also killed a pug… We found the remains of our dog about 50 metres (165ft) from the railway track, in the park.
“What if those were children? What do we have to do now?”
Video footage taken in the neighbourhood shows the moment a hungry wolf grabs the tiny pooch before the pack moved on to its next victim.
Another local woman Lesya Gennadyeva posted: “What a nightmare.
“The wolf was actually hunting in the town, something needs to be done urgently.
“There is a kindergarten there. God forbid, what if this was a child in its teeth.
“I am terrified to imagine.”
Yulia’s husband Dmitry told how he followed wolf footprints in the snow, realising there it was not a lone attacker.
“My wife said she heard Bonya yelp – the wolf must have broken her neck.
“In the video you can see the wolf carrying my dog, dead already.
“This is the only consolation – she didn’t suffer for too long.”
He said: “There were two wolves, one got my dog, and the other one tried to take it.
“I found Bonya’s remains. There was no head and paws, just her upper body, and ribs.
“Apparently, they didn’t finish eating her. I went home to pick up a box to collect Bonya’s remains to bury her, but when I got back 15-20 minutes later, these were gone.
“They must have eaten her. Bonya was a mix of Pekingese and a no-breed dog.
“She was so lovely, so cute, everyone loved her.
“She was 11 years old, but she was very active, not old at all.”
A lack of prey for wolves meant they were coming into towns, he said.
Samarsky said hunters had been sent out to destroy the wolves which posed a threat to the Arctic town.