If I had a hammer …
I just heard a news brief from the far reaches of Russia that rivals any fairytale those Grimm guys ever concocted …
The heroine of this tale is Aishat Maksudova, a 56-year-old farmer from the Caucasus Mountains. When Ms. Maksudova heard a wolf attacking one of her calves, she did what any gutsy granny would do …
She grabbed an axe and charged out to defend her herd!
(Okay, so she was a might gutsier than most.)
But, wait, this story gets more spine-tingling.
Startled from his meal-to-be, the wolf turned on Maksudova.
“With an open mouth, the wolf suddenly jumped on me,” she told reporters. “The wolf clawed into my leg, and when I raised my arm up the wolf was just holding my hand, trying to claw my hand. So I just left my hand, and the wolf was just clawing into it, pulling on it … and then I took the axe and hit him on the head.”
My, granny, what big nerve you have!
Indeed, Maksudova hit the wolf several times until it released her, and she is now faring well after being treated for her wounds.
The wolf, however, did not meet such a fortunate ending.
This probably hits pretty close to home for YakLady, a true-blue farm sister from Montana, who witnessed her own up-close-and personal wolf attack in October (with photos to prove it).
Let’s hear it for brave farmgals who share their territories with the wild things—and live to tell these tales.