A 56 year old pensioner hacked a rabid wolf to death, after the animal attacked her in Dagestan, Russia. In a remarkable reversal of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood, Aishat Maksudova overcame the wild animal after receiving numerous bites to her right arm, hand and thigh. Lying injured in bed, she recounted the ordeal:
"I was not even frightened. I stood like this, holding an axe like this. And the wolf with an open mouth suddenly jumped on me. Jumped like that. The wolf clawed into my leg, and I wanted to hit him with the axe."
Aishat, now nicknamed 'Wolfhound' by her friends, had been busy herding cows and sheep when the savage beast attacked.
"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 him. So I just left my hand, and the wolf was just clawing into it, pulling on it, pulling away like this. And then I took the axe and hit him on his head."
This graphic footage of the dead wolf was taken by local villagers, revealing the force with which she hit the animal. Local men are now preparing a raiding party to eliminate the wolf pack.
Written and presented by Alfred Joyner