Wolf attack on teen is the first confirmed for Minnesota. Noah Graham, 16, was attacked in a campsite in Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota. According to The Inquisitr on Aug. 27, 2013, trappers caught and killed the wolf, so that it may be tested for rabies.
According to authorities this is the first and only reported attack on a person by a gray wolf in Minnesota.
The unprecedented Wolf attack was quite vicious according to witnesses. Around 4 a.m. on Saturday, a lone wolf approached a beach where the teen was getting ready for bed. Suddenly, without provocation, the animal bit the boy on the head. The wolf's jaws had to be physically pried off of the boy. After the attack the wolf stood its ground and continued to growl. The animal finally left the beach after the boy yelled at it.
The wounds left behind by this Wolf attack required 17 staples to close. In addition, the teen is receiving a series of painful rabies shots as a precaution.
The grey wolf of Minnesota ranges in size from 80 to 100 pounds. It is native to remote wooded areas like the campsite where the attack occurred. Most attacks on man, however rare, have been attributed to wolves with rabies.
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