Woman Stays Calm During Wolf Attack & OMG, It Works!

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timber wolfI don't know about you, but what with the Steubenville case making me feel like the world is an awful place and the fact that the first day of spring has come and gone and my lawn is still covered in snow, I could really use some good news today. And here it is! A woman has survived a wolf attack! By being really, really calm!

At first I thought it was a joke, but my dears, it appears that it's true. This timber wolf was simply no match for the awesome that is Dawn Hepp.

Just get a load of this story, and by the end, I guarantee you will have a new hero (if not, I owe you a cupcake):

According to the National Post, Hepp had pulled over on a Canadian highway to help a couple with car trouble when a timber wolf came up behind her and launched itself on her.

He had his jaws clamped around her neck, and Hepp just. Stopped. Moving. And, well, he decided it was no fun when his lunch wasn't bothering to fight back, so he let go.

That's right, ladies and gents, she calmed the wolf off of her!

And they say there aren't enough female superheros. Pshaw. Hey Marvel! Hey DC! We've got your next comic right here.

Not only does she just use her badass vibes to hypnotize wolves, she also drives herself to the hospital -- three hours away (no mention of uphill in the snow, but that would just be fitting, wouldn't it?). And when she gets there, she sits in the ER and fusses over a little boy with pink eye because she's concerned that the poor widdle guy looks like he's miserable ... and she's all "yeah, go on, treat this munchkin, it's not like I had a rough day or anything, what with a wolf trying to make me his dinner."

And that, right there, is the clincher for me. This woman survived a wolf attack, and she wasn't screaming "me, me, me."

We talk a lot about what makes a hero, and the kid in me goes back to the Supermans and Batmans who put other people first. They would do amazing things, but that wasn't important to them. They cared more about making sure they helped people.

It's Dawn Hepp's crazy "I survived a wolf attack" that is getting her attention. But it's what she did later that shows she deserves it.

Was I right? Is this woman your new hero?


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insei... inseineangel

She was very smart. With creatures like that, the more you fight, the more their instincts kick in. You become a weak prey struggling for life.

I hope no one starts demonizing wolves because of this. It's late in the winter, the weather has yet to warm up, and they are probably having a hard time finding food. It was a desperation move on the wolfs part, most likely. Though, yes, it could just be one wolf that was overly aggressive, it happens, but not all of them are like that. 

Sara Cunningham

Wolves very, very rarely attack humans unless they're starving or rabid. She was probably near a den or something. Their pups are born this time of year.

The fact that she reacted to the challenge like a lesser wolf by relaxing and going limp, signaling that she would not challege the him, was probably what made him let her go.

da_mi... da_miranda

The whole story just made me think about Bella and Jacob


I'm not a twihard, at all. But maybe the woman just relaxed and hoped that the wolf would turn out to be a hot naked hunk. hee hee,, just kidding. I think she's a very brave woman

Amanda Manton

Yeah, this woman was awesome... but Batman is always putting himself first, just saying. You can't read a Batman comic or graphic novel without having to sit through a few pages of 'WAAAAAAH MY PARENTS ARE DEAD AND I HAVE TRUST ISSUES'. Seriously. Read some newer stuff.

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