There have already been attempts at encroachment. Take, for example, the Dniester hydroelectric station (Chernivtsky region), which was attacked by a missile on October 31.
We escaped with little blood: only the electrical components of the dam were damaged. And although “there is no threat of flooding”, as the media reassured us, we are still observing the consequences of the shelling even after a month and a half.
Hostages of the situation were the tiny inhabitants of the Nizhnyodnistrovskyi National Park, downstream (Odessa region).
Nests of mouse-like rodents are highly likely to fall into the zone of inundation by the waters of the Dniester. It is important that the time for high water is not typical at all – winter. Mice planned to replenish the family as usual. Instead, the breeding period coincided with the emergency descents of the Dniester reservoir after the missile attack (we assume that this is the reason for the flooding of the floats).
As noted by zoologist Mykola Rozhenko, “the question of survival success of babies remains open. And mouse-like rodents in the natural systems of the Nizhny Dniester National Nature Park are the basis of the trophic pyramid. Owls will be the first to suffer from their death (because this is their main source of food), birds of prey, and then large predatory mammals (they also depend on mice, as the latter make up a significant percentage of their diet).”
Photo Mykola Rozhenko