Wolf that Likely Attacked Teen Tests Negative for Rabies

Updated: 08/29/2013 12:54 PM KSTP.com By: Scott Theisen

The wolf suspected of attacking a teenager during a camping trip in northern Minnesota has tested negative for rabies.
The wolf suspected of attacking a teenager during a camping trip in northern Minnesota has tested negative for rabies.
Photo: Photo courtesy of Minnesota DNR

The Minnesota Department of Natural Resources says the wolf suspected of attacking a teenager during a camping trip in northern Minnesota has tested negative for rabies.
    
The wolf that was tested was trapped and killed Monday at West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish. Sixteen-year-old Noah Graham, of Solway, was camping with five friends last weekend when he was bitten in the back of his head, a wound which took 17 staples to close.
    
As of Tuesday, The DNR is waiting for DNA test results to confirm whether the wolf trapped and killed is the animal that attacked Graham.
    
Department of Natural Resources officials think it's the first documented serious-injury wolf attack on a human in Minnesota.
    
Meanwhile, the U.S. Forest Service has reopened the campground, which had been closed since Saturday.

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