A wolf apparently targeted a 6-year-old boy playing near a
logging camp in Icy Bay, Alaska, one chilly April morning. According
to camper Teresa Thompson, the animal "was aware of the other people
around him, but his whole intention was trying to take off with the
little boy. He had literally picked the little boy off the ground."
A camp carpenter and a dog finally came to the boy's rescue, chasing
off the animal, but not before the boy suffered multiple bite wounds
that later required stitches. The crazed animal returned 10 minutes
later, but this time Thompson's husband dispatched it with a gun.
Alaska Fish and Game Department officials said they were unaware of
similar incidents anywhere in North America and sent off the
animal's head for rabies testing.
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