DNR investigating apparent wolf attack on 16-year-old boy at campground in northern Minnesota

  • Article by: STEVE KARNOWSKI , Associated Press
  • Updated: August 26, 2013 - 9:17 PM

MINNEAPOLIS — A canine believed to be a wolf chomped the head of a 16-year-old boy who was camping on Lake Winnibigoshish in north-central Minnesota, the Department of Natural Resources announced Monday.

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batman50Aug. 26, 13 4:28 PM

Yep, and with the numbers of them in some areas there's only going to be more stories like this. We'll see, maybe he was trying to feed it a dog bone. People do dumber things with bears so I wouldn't doubt it.

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LicoriceAug. 26, 13 4:29 PM

What a harrowing experience for the boy. I'm glad he is going to be OK and that his wounds weren't more serious. Given the rarity of such attacks, I have to wonder if it's possible this might have been a hybrid, or if the animal was rabid.

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supervon2Aug. 26, 13 4:38 PM

You knew it would happen someday. They are hunters and hunters hunt.

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purpleisgoodAug. 26, 13 5:02 PM

I'm sure somehow the Howling For Wolves Group and their cohorts will find fault with the DNR and the recent wolf hunting season for this attack. It couldn't be that the wolf population has increased to the point that wolf-human interaction is increasing. Their proposed solution will probably be to move the campground or prosecute the kid for having the temerity to camp with food in wolf territory.

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jphaunAug. 26, 13 5:03 PM

Up the quotas. With the moose dying off, they are turning to humans as their next protein source.

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KoRKoAug. 26, 13 5:10 PM

The kid probably deserved it to be honest.

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jphaunAug. 26, 13 5:17 PM

Hey Sci-Fi channel, we need "WOLFNADO".

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jackcokeAug. 26, 13 5:27 PM

"State officials said it matched the description of the wolf involved in the attack." What, by looking like a gray wolf?

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kennyrogersAug. 26, 13 5:30 PM

I thought the story was about Michael J. Fox at first (star of Teen Wolf). But obviously the wolf had rabies. They shy away from humans otherwise, and attack in packs. It was best to destroy the animal. And good luck to the teen, hopefully he hasn't contracted Rabies. And doesn't turn into a Werewolf either, I guess.

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erikj3Aug. 26, 13 5:41 PM

Was he taunting it?

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