Heavy Metal Ends Wolf Confrontation

This is another reminder thatwolves are and have always been extremely dangerous to the isolated human.  Last year we posted on an Alaskan schoolteacher caught out while running and killed. It is just too easy and even a weapon is limited protection against adetermined pack.  Fortunately, nothinglike that has never quite happened in the modern era, but the possibilitycertainly exists.

Here we learn the value ofserious noise making that the creatures are unfamiliar with.  The take home is to carry loud music makingcapacity with you at all times.  Thisshould be present practice anyway because we can and will surprise bears in thewild even close to town.  Noise shouldsend them off running.

It will not save you from anambush by a cougar, but it should handle everything else.  It may actually be practical today to designa wrist alarm device that is raucous and easily triggered.  Certainly back country travelers are takingpepper spray and its like.  I wouldsooner have an air raid siren.

Do not forget that this kid was toastand he stumbled into a happy ending to tell us about.

Heavy metal saves Norwegian boy from wolves

19:35 20/01/2011

A 13-year-old Norwegian boy avoided being attacked by wolves by playinga heavy metal song on his mobile phone, the Zvuki.ru music web portal reportedon Thursday.

The incident took place in the central Norwegian municipality of Rakkestad.Four wolves, who appeared before the boy when he was returning home fromschool, were scared away by the noise coming from the boy's mobile phone, theRussian website said.

The song that saved the boy's life was by thrash metal band Megadeth.

The boy said he had been told that in order to avoid being attacked bywolves one should not run away from them but attack them.

MOSCOW, January 20 (RIA Novosti)

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