DNR Investigating Apparent Wolf Attack in Northern MN
ST. PAUL (AP) - The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says it's investigating an apparent wolf attack on a teenager.
The DNR says it happened at a campground on Lake Winnibigoshish in north-central Minnesota. It says the 16-year-old boy suffered non-life-threatening injuries.
The boy sustained multiple puncture wounds and a laceration to his head of about 11 centimeters long. The wolf ran into the woods after the boy kicked it.
After receiving local first-aid, the boy was transported to a hospital in Bemidji. The wound required multiple staples to close, but was not life-threatening.
Early this morning, an average-sized male wolf of about 75 pounds, matching the description of the wolf in the attack, was trapped and killed in the campground.
The wolf is being taken to the University of Minnesota veterinary diagnostic lab to be tested for rabies. Also, the lab will collect samples for DNA analyses and complete a thorough medical examination to determine the health of the animal.