-6°C gave us a clear night full of stars and a very beautiful half moon. Sunsrise this morning was absolutely stunning. On my mining drive, which is almost a habit now, I saw deer, pheasants and hares.
This part of Jutland where I live is considered as “wolf land”. I have not yet seen a wolf but I hope to, eventually. The wolves were extinct for 200 years in Denmark killed by farmers, but a few years ago they were claiming their territory back. I won´t go into a discussion whether wolves belong in our modern society, there are pros and cons. Even though there are plenty of deer and rodents, they tend to prey on sheep and other farm animals. As legislation is now, no compensation can be paid to the farmers, their own insurance has to pay. The wolves are sighted very close to farm houses and family homes with children. Personally, I do not not consider wolves as dangerous, however I fully understand people getting anxious seeing and hearing the wolves close to their homes. Recently, wolf packs with cubs have been spotted, meaning they feel so comfortable in our nature that they breed.
I guess we Scandinavians are too used to a life where the state regulates and eliminates everything that can be a risk. Maybe we Danes just need to come to terms with that our world is not 100% safe and that life can be risky.