Man v. Wolf

Ariel, one of my fellow volunteers, lives in a village about an hour west of Naryn.  Last week, a shepherd from her village heard his dogs fighting, went outside and found his dogs being attacked by a wolf.  What did he do?  He jumped into the fray, choked the wolf until it passed out, tied it up and brought it back to the village.  It’s been all over the news here.  Here are photos of the shepherd and of the wolf. jigit23 jigit232We grow ’em tough here in Naryn!

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9 thoughts on “Man v. Wolf

  1. Pingback: Wolves in Kyrgyzstan | Geezer Adventures
  2. Shaun: What happened to the wolf after its trip to the village? And…I liked your piece on missionaries.

    Pat Sweeney

    • Pat–good to hear from you. I assume the wolf was killed and skinned. People hunt wolves (and fear and hate them here), and you see lots of wolf fur hats and ruffs around Kyrgyzstan. But I don’t actually know what happened to this wolf.

  3. Reblogged this on Geezer Adventures and commented:

    I had lunch with Ariel yesterday (her neighbor won the man/wolf wrestling match) and got more details on the battle. The shepherd wrestled the wolf for an hour before he was able to subdue it, and he lost about half of one finger in the fight. He also was bitten on his legs and arms. He brought the live wolf back to Ariel’s house and wanted to keep it, but others in the village persuaded him to have it killed and tested for rabies. The tests came back negative, but the authorities have not yet given back the wolf’s body.

  4. Reblogged this on Lessons from the Peace Corps and commented:
    Here’s a great example of how they grow ’em out here in Naryn, Kyrgyzstan! I heard another story a couple of years ago about a man from Ortok, Kochkor who battled a wolf on his way home from the fields. Supposedly this man stuck his arm down the wolf’s throat and choked it to death. Subduing a wolf with bare hands–there’s only one word to describe that: badass!

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