Tiger of Sabrodt
|Tiger of Sabrodt|
|Known for||Killing livestock|
|Named after||Village of Sabrodt (part of Elsterheide) where it first appeared|
The wolf was shot near the town of Hoyerswerda (then part of Silesia) on 27 February 1904, by a forester who received a 100 mark bounty for killing it. It had broken away from hunters several times and reputedly weighed 41 kilograms (90 lb) and measured 1.60 metres (5 ft 3 in) long and 80 centimetres (31 in) high at the shoulder.
The wolf had been preying on livestock; the locals referred to it as a raubsüchtiges Ungetüm (ravening monster). There had been no wolves in the area for a long time, so an escaped circus animal was suspected, and it was given the name "Tiger of Sabrodt" after the village of Sabrodt (part of Elsterheide) where it first appeared.
In popular culture
- Bethge, Philip (5 November 2001). "Rückkehr des grauen Wanderers". Der Spiegel (in German).
- "Notizen. C. Wolf erlegt in der Lausitz, Reg.-Bez. Liegnitz". Allgemeine Forst und Jagdzeitung (in German) 80. 1904. p. 312.
- Lorenz, Robert (2008). "Wir bleiben in Klitten": Zur Gegenwart in einem ostdeutschen Dorf. Europäische Ethnologie (in German) 8. Berlin: Lit. p. 152. ISBN 9783825816445.
- "Verbreitung in Deutschland" (in German). Wolfsregion Lausitz. February 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013.