By Tony Hicks
Thursday, January 20th, 2011 at 3:40 pm in Uncategorized.
I often wonder what to do should a wolf get loose in Concord and accost me as I’m walking down the street.
Should I wave my arms and try looking bigger? No, that’s for when a mountain lion accosts me on the streets of Concord. Should I run? Bad idea, as I’m pretty sure a wolf, mountain lion, or a 5-year-old little girl could outrun me.
I could wave my unloaded pistol at it, after wearing it to a local Starbucks to make a vague point about how I interpret the Constitution. But the wolf – who’s wily and watches the news on TV – knows that the gun isn’t loaded.
How about cranking up some Creed, wounding the creatures ear drums and forcing it to retreat?
Bingo! Earlier this week, 13-year-old Walter Eikrem was walking home from school in his town in Norway when he crossed paths with an entire pack of wolves.
So Walt (his friends call him that) acted fast, yanking out the headphones of his MP3 player, which happened to be playing Creed’s big anthem “Overcome.” Because Walt, like most people familar with wolves, know their disdain for big, MTV-friendly corporate anthems.
He yelled and waved his arms too, which likely made the wolves believe he was Scott Stapp.
The wolves – all four of them – turned and headed the other way. Which just goes to show you how intelligent they really are. And that they have excellent taste.