This graphic footage of the slain wolf was taken on a villager's mobile phone [Reuters]

A pensioner hacked a wolf to death with an axe, after the animal attacked her in Dagestan, Russia. In a remarkable reversal of the tale of Little Red Riding Hood.

Aishat Maksudova, 56, overcame the wild animal after receiving numerous bites to her right arm, hand and thigh. Lying injured in bed after the attack, she recounted the ordeal.

"I was not even frightened. I stood holding the axe, and the wolf with an open mouth suddenly jumped on me. The wolf clawed into my leg, and I wanted to hit him with the axe," she said.

Aishat, now nicknamed 'Wolfhound' by her friends, had been repairing a calf pen in her village of Novy Biryuzyak when she heard the cries of one of the animals being mauled by the beast. She attempted to scare the wolf away, but the aggressive animal leapt onto hear and began tearing at her limbs.

"When I raised my arm up 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. And then I took the axe and hit him on his head," she said.

Graphic footage of the dead wolf was taken by local villagers on their mobile phones, with numerous bloody blows to creature's head revealing the force with which she hit the animal. Local men are now preparing a raiding party to eliminate the wolf pack that has been terrorising the local area and killing cattle.