“It was just so much larger than any dog I’ve ever seen.”
Gnarly story of a wolf attempting to drag a camper out a tent in the middle of the night at Banff National Park in Canada. Russ Fee heard desperate screams for help from a nearby campsite and when he walked over to investigate he witnessed a wolf trying to drag something from a destroyed tent, “like a dog yanking at a bone.”The CBC reports there was a family of four from New Jersey in the tent and the wolf had the dad’s arm in his jaws. Fee snapped into action:
“I had a good run going at the time … and it was just so quick and the screams were so intense, that I knew it was obviously a terrible situation, so I just kind of kept running at it and I just kicked it sort of in the back hip area.”
The wolf let go of the father’s arm but stood its ground and Fee worried he had made a huge mistake:
“I felt like I had kind of punched someone that was way out of my weight class. I immediately regretted kicking it, but as soon as it popped out of the tent, Matt came flying out. His whole half side was just covered in blood, but he was pretty amped up too, so we both just started screaming at it.”
The wolf backed off with both men screaming and throwing rocks at it. Fee and the family fled to Fee’s campsite and joined his wife, taking shelter in their vehicle. The dad suffered puncture wounds and cuts on his arms and hands but is okay.
Parks Canada tracked the wolf responsible for the attack to a location about one kilometer south of the campground and killed it. DNA tests confirmed the wolf that was killed was responsible for the attack.
HERE’S AN INTERVIEW WITH HERO RUSS FEE
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