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Heavy meddle: Creed works as wolf repellant

A 13-year-old boy in Norway credits the Creed song “Overcome,” cranked up to full volume, with saving him from a pack of wolves.

Walter Eikrem was walking home from a school bus stop in Rakkestdad, listening to the band through his headphones, when he noticed four wolves lurking nearby on a hillside, not far from his family’s farmhouse.

According to Spiegel Online, the boy heeded advice his mother had given him and didn’t start running.  “The worst thing you can do is run away because doing so just invites the wolves to chase you down,” he said, “… but I was so afraid that I couldn’t even run away if I’d wanted to.”

Instead, he unplugged the headphones from his mobile phone, and turned the volume up. Between the heavy metal, and Walter shouting and flailing his arms, it was enough to drive the wolves off.

“They just turned around and simply trotted away,” Walter said.

(Photos by Rune Blekken / TV 2)


Comment from Foley Monster and Pocket
Time January 25, 2011 at 10:56 pm

This kid might be in big trouble with PETA for this. Creed? That’s how they got Saddam Hussien

Comment from Kelly
Time January 26, 2011 at 5:10 am

Another boy cried, er, um, sang, wolf story?

Comment from BanBSL
Time January 31, 2011 at 7:40 am

Hah. I seriously don’t believe this. No way healthy wolves would ‘stalk’ a human being, and if they weren’t healthy, the music/shouting wouldn’t have scared them.

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