The environmental protection agency told Lapp villagers they could shoot the wolverine, a protected species, after an obligatory three-week grace. But then it changed its mind, saying that wolverines would be breeding in three weeks. The Arctic ice can bear the weight of a wolverine but reindeer break through and become stuck.
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STOCKHOLM (Reuter) - A wolverine which killed more than 60 reindeer in Sweden's frozen north was spared the huntsman's bullet.