A wolf believed the one that attacked a 16-year-old boy camping last weekend in a campground along the shore of Lake Winnibigoshish, Minnesota, has been trapped and killed.
On Friday evening, an animal that several campers said was a wolf caused trouble in the West Winnie Campground, which is operated by the U.S. Forest Service. The animal tore through at least two tents, puncturing an air mattress in one.
The 16-year-old victim, who was camping with family and friends, was sleeping alone outside the tents, along the lakeshore. Between 4 and 4:30 a.m. Saturday, a large “dog-like animal” approached the boy from the rear without being detected and bit the boy on the back of the head.
The boy’s friends and family gave him first aid. He was taken to the Bemidji hospital, where a 4-inch head wound was treated.
Rabies test results on the wolf are expected by Wednesday.