You may, or may not, have heard about the sixteen year-old that is the first person in Minnesota history to be attacked by a gray wolf, aka timber wolf. According to cbsnews.com, Noah Graham was lying down outside of a tent at a campground, getting ready to fall asleep, when a 75-pound gray wolf clamped his jaws around the boy’s head and wouldn’t let go. Scott Graham, Noah’s dad, had this to say: “He had to physically pry the jaws of the wolf open…to get it off of him. And once he got it off of him and he was up, the wolf stood there growling at him,” he said. “And he had to shout at it and kick at it to get it to go away,” he said.
Noah had a laceration so deep on the back of his skull, it took 17 staples to close the wound. The wolf was trapped and killed.
If you camp without a weapon, and you live among gray wolves, you may want to consider keeping a weapon near you. If it happened in Minnesota, it can happen anywhere that there are gray wolves…right?
Check out the following news clip:
(Report via cbsnews.com/video via northernag.com; Cover photo: