A wolf attack happened in Minnesota, - the first ever documented wolf attack in the history of the state - the 16-year-old teenage victim was reportedly suffering from a serious wolf attack bite on his head, which the doctors treated with more than 17 staples, yet is still quite "visible and painful," A CBS report stated on Tuesday.
According to the Department of Natural Resources, the dangerous wolf attack, which happened last Saturday morning, was regarded as the first recorded gray wolf attack against a human being in Minnesota, adding that the boy is now staying in his home for recuperation from the serious wolf bite marks the attack left him with.
Early reports claimed that although the West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish, nestled in the northern central part of Minnesota, had no known record of such wolf attack, U.S. Forest Service authorities have already moved to close it down temporarily.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture had already captured the gray wolf - also called "timber wolf" - through a wolf shot that killed it right away; its body is now at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Diagnostic Laboratory for rabies testing.
The wolf attack was deemed "highly freakish ... and truly unprecedented," said Enforcement Director to the DNR Col. Ken Soring. "Our records do not reflect that we've had wolf attacks like this in Minnesota."
The 16-year-old boy, identified as Noah Graham, was allegedly attacked by the timber wolf while he was resting outside of his tent at round 4 a.m., he was staying at the campground with some of his church friends on a weekend outing.
After hearing some rustling noise from the tress, the 75-pound gray wolf pounced onto him, biting Noah's head and was persistently not willing to let it go.
"The wolf just came up behind Noah, he didn't hear anything, and it just grabbed him by the back of the head and wouldn't let go," Noah's father, Scott Graham told the media, adding that the attack was a quiet and sudden one.
The wolf attack left a huge laceration at the rear side of Noah's head and a few marks on his left ear, he is currently receiving anti-rabies shots to combat the chances of acquiring deadly rabies.
"He had to physically pry the jaws of the wolf open...to get it off of him. And once he got it off of him and he was up, the wolf stood there growling at him," Scott said. "And he had to shout at it and kick at it to get it to go away."
According to examination reports released on Monday, the gray wolf - which naturally avoids humans - resorted to attacking the 16-year-old since it had a difficult time scavenging for wild prey because of its deformed jaw. The deformity on its mouth area made it less efficient in catching wild animals as food.
"it's too early to speculate as far as the condition or the causes with this animal, but it is not characteristic of wolves to approach people," Col. Soring said.