CBS News reports that 16-year-old Noah Graham was on the beach at the West Winnie Campground in north central Minnesota at 4 a.m. on Saturday morning when a gray wolf, which is as known as a timber wolf, came up behind him as he was preparing to sleep, and bit him on the back of his head.
Reports indicate that Noah's father, Scott Graham said the attack was “sudden.” Graham added that the wolf “came up behind Noah,” and “grabbed him by the back of the head and wouldn't let go.”
Scott Graham reportedly had to pry the wolf off his son, then shout and kick at the growling wolf before it ran off.
Noah received several lacerations and puncture wounds to his head that required 17 stitches to close. He is reportedly recovering well.
The wolf was later trapped and killed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture so it could undergo testing for rabies.
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