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SOLWAY, Minnesota (KVLY) – A Minnesota teenager attacked by a wolf lived to tell the story.
Noah Graham received a gaping wound in his head, but is doing fine.
It happened at a campground on Lake Winnibigoshish on Saturday.
Graham says he was camping with friends from his church.
He was outside, talking to his girlfriend, near the campfire, when all of a sudden the back of his head was in the jaws of a wolf.”
“I stood up and I was kicking at it,” Graham says. “It was to my left and looked like it was going to come back. It was kind of walking back and forth. I had to scream at it for awhile and kick at it. Finally it left.”
Graham says he was covered in blood and rushed to the hospital where he received 17 staples in his head to close the gaping wound.
“I had to throw a blanket over my head and hold it down. I was bleeding real bad. Then we had to rush to the E.R., that was about a 45-minute drive. That was the scariest part.”
Department of Natural Resource Officers have since, shot and killed this wolf, they believe is the one that attacked Graham. D.N.A. is being checked to confirm that, along with a rabies test.
Graham is undergoing a series of rabies vaccination shots as a precaution, and now has a whole new attitude about camping in the woods.
“I probably won’t sleep outside again.”