56-year-old Russian woman kills wolf with axe

By Stephen C. Webster
Tuesday, November 13, 2012 13:02 EDT
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The sister of Aishat Maksudova demonstrates how she killed a wolf with an axe. Photo: Screenshot via The Guardian.
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A 56-year-old Russian woman became a hero in her village this week after she used an axe to kill a wolf that had locked its deadly jaws around her arm.

Aishat Maksudova, from the village of Novo Biryuzak in Dagestan, told a photographer with Reuters that she “was not even frightened” when the beast attacked.

“The wolf clawed my leg, and I wanted to hit him with an axe,” she said. “When I raised my arm up like this, the wolf was just holding my hand. Trying to claw my hand. I wanted to open his mouth and put my fist all the way there, all the way to his throat. But I could not open his jaws.”

Grabbing the wolf’s head, she couldn’t break free, so Aishat did the only other thing that seemed logical: she swung the axe until it fell to the ground, dead.

This video is from The Associated Press, published Tuesday, November 13, 2012.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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