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Minnesota teen suffers head wounds in fight with attacking wolf
Fox News ^ | August 28, 2013 | (AP contributed to this report)

Posted on 08/28/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai

A 16-year-old boy who fought off a rare apparent wolf attack in northern Minnesota says he won’t be sleeping outside anytime soon.

Noah Graham of Solway was camping on Lake Winnibigoshish with five friends last weekend. He told The Pioneer of Bemidji that he was talking with his girlfriend just before the animal chomped the back of his head early Saturday.

Minnesota Department of Natural Resources officials think it’s the first documented serious-injury wolf attack on a human in Minnesota.

The paper points out that wolf attacks are rare. There have been two fatal wolf attacks in North America in the past decades, one in north Canada and the other in Alaska. …

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Minnesota
KEYWORDS: animalattack; wolf; wolves

1 posted on 08/28/2013 2:14:05 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

Rabid? Aren’t wolves pack animals?


2 posted on 08/28/2013 2:15:38 PM PDT by stboz
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To: stboz

Usually, yes. But our government has told us to look out for lone wolf terrorism.


3 posted on 08/28/2013 2:17:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: stboz

“Rabid? Aren’t wolves pack animals?”

Okay, this kid needs to be locked up when the moon is full. I saw “American Werewolf in London.” Damn!


4 posted on 08/28/2013 2:18:18 PM PDT by Gen.Blather
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To: stboz

Probably not rabid. Solitary wolves aren’t that uncommon. This was probably an older wolf, kicked out of his/her pack, and close to starvation. It would explain an attack on a human — couldn’t hunt very well anymore, and desperate enough to go after an animal they usually avoid like the plague.


5 posted on 08/28/2013 2:18:59 PM PDT by jjsheridan5
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To: Olog-hai

Better stay away from him
He’ll rip your lungs out, Jim


6 posted on 08/28/2013 2:22:24 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: jjsheridan5

Wolfskin rugs, anyone?


7 posted on 08/28/2013 2:23:59 PM PDT by OldNewYork (Biden '13. Impeach now.)
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To: bigbob

I’d like to meet his tailor . . .


8 posted on 08/28/2013 2:24:08 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

This is what happens when you go camping without silver bullets.


9 posted on 08/28/2013 2:24:49 PM PDT by lowbridge
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To: Gen.Blather

Our government has also told us that wolves won’t hurt you.


10 posted on 08/28/2013 2:25:30 PM PDT by DManA
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To: Olog-hai

Lol


11 posted on 08/28/2013 2:26:42 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: DManA

You have been on this board long enough to know not to trust the advice of this government.


12 posted on 08/28/2013 2:27:23 PM PDT by Sawdring
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To: Olog-hai

LOL!


13 posted on 08/28/2013 2:27:40 PM PDT by rabidralph (Gray State Movie)
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To: Olog-hai

More recent news in MN holds that the wolf had some deformities in its jaw and may have had trouble feeding.


14 posted on 08/28/2013 2:29:13 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: WorkingClassFilth

Wait for it....some anti hunt type will blame this on a hunter’s errant shot that caused the jaw deformities.


15 posted on 08/28/2013 2:31:56 PM PDT by ButThreeLeftsDo (Support Free Republic!!!)
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To: ButThreeLeftsDo

With wolf attacks being documented with some frequency even up to killing and eating people, the pro-wolf people aren’t making too good a case. A bullet wound would be obvious, though. Still, you’re right; they probably will try that tactic and the presstitutes in the metro will cover it and move on.


16 posted on 08/28/2013 2:48:17 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (You hear it here first.)
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To: Olog-hai
There was an exchange between the kid and the wolf prior to the attack. It went something like this:

Wolf: "So where can a guy find some action? I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake."

Kid: "What kinda action?"

Wolf: "Woman action, what do I look like?"

Kid: "Well, what do I look like? I don't arrange that kinda thing,"

Wolf: "But I'm goin' crazy out there at the lake."

Kid: "Well, this ain't that kinda place."

Wolf: "Oh I get it, so you think I'm some kinda crazy jerk for askin'! The last guy who thought I was a jerk is dead now. What do ya think about that?"

Kid: "Well, that don't sound like too good a deal for him, then."

17 posted on 08/28/2013 2:55:11 PM PDT by edpc (Wilby 2016)
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To: Olog-hai; jazusamo; Flycatcher

Wolf Attacks Woman in Idaho.

She said as soon as the wolf saw her it charged. She was able to drop her bow, draw her 44 mag out of its holster, and put 1 round in the wolfs head at a range of a few feet.

http://gothunts.com/wolf-attacks/


18 posted on 08/28/2013 3:26:17 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76; jazusamo
Can't remember where I read it, but recently a couple driving quads somewhere in the Great North were chased by a wolf pack. They accelerated and were able to escape.

Like black-on-white crime, these sorts of attacks are increasing.

Or maybe they're just receiving more press coverage.

Thanks for the ping!

19 posted on 08/28/2013 3:52:45 PM PDT by Flycatcher (God speaks to us, through the supernal lightness of birds, in a special type of poetry.)
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To: Flycatcher

Motorcyclist takes photos of wolf chasing him on highway .

http://www.cbc.ca/gfx/images/news/topstories/2013/06/13/hi-wolf-photo-852-6col.jpg

Tim Bartlett of Banff : the wolf darted onto the roadway and began chasing him June 8 as he was riding through the Canadian Rockies. The animal got within several feet of him before Bartlett accelerated.

After Bartlett put some distance between himself and the wolf, he stopped to take some photos, capturing it in full pursuit. He says he could hear the wolf’s feet on the road.

http://missoulian.com/news/state-and-regional/wolf-chases-man-on-motorcycle-in-british-columbia/article_dd90ef3c-dabf-11e2-9918-001a4bcf887a.html


20 posted on 08/28/2013 4:10:36 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: jjsheridan5

I saw a clip on the news today, with a ranger stating that the wolf had an “unusual jaw”, making it likely that it couldn’t hunt properly. Wolf was probably starving and desperate.


21 posted on 08/28/2013 4:14:39 PM PDT by catbertz
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To: Flycatcher; george76

I remember something about that and also the wolf chasing the guy on the motorcycle.

If wolf numbers are allowed to keep increasing we’ll see more and more people in the outdoors attacked or harassed by wolves.

The states need to keep those wolf hunts going.


22 posted on 08/28/2013 4:17:58 PM PDT by jazusamo ("I am so old that I can remember when most of the people promoting race hate were white." T. Sowell)
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23 posted on 08/28/2013 4:20:43 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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To: george76
Holy carp. From your link:

Took a group of out-of-state elk archery hunters from the Great Lakes region last week. They ended up calling in a pack of 17 wolves by elk cow calling. None of the hunters had a sidearm or wolf tag and it was a very traumatic experience.

Welcome to Idaho, guys. That elk call should have been labeled "Elk And Wolf Call" - sorry about that. You don't have to pay extra for the wolf part.

I recall a conversation I had with an "experienced" hiker last year who asked "you hike with a gun?" in a voice dripping with disdain. Yeah, I do. Because there are things out there that can eat me. That you put there. Thanks.

24 posted on 08/28/2013 4:32:01 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: Billthedrill; jazusamo

These imported Canadian timber wolves are much bigger than the original US wolves.


25 posted on 08/28/2013 4:36:47 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
Rocky Mountain Gray wolf.

Canadian "MacKenzie Valley" wolf.

The Idahoan antidote to the Canadian wolf.

26 posted on 08/28/2013 5:00:39 PM PDT by Fightin Whitey
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27 posted on 08/28/2013 5:13:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: edpc

Thks for the belly laugh.

“Heck, you mean...”


28 posted on 08/28/2013 6:17:15 PM PDT by b359 (The goat is old and gnarly....)
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