Woman uses shotgun to stop wolf attack
Wednesday, July 19, 2006
THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH
As an animal lover, Kathy Bryan hated to put them down.
But when the three wolves began trying to encircle her, she felt she didn’t have a choice.
She killed two of them with shotgun blasts. A deputy sheriff later tracked down and shot the third. All had escaped from a pen at a neighbor’s house.
The unusual scene played out Sunday morning at the Bryans’ home on Rock Haven Road near Hanover in Licking County.
She went to investigate when her three dogs began baying. Bryan saw a wolf with its mouth around the neck of Roo the beagle. The wolf was tugging on Roo as if he was trying to yank him off his chain.
After grabbing a shotgun, she fired a warning shot into the air. The wolf let go of Roo, but things became more ominous when all three wolves began to circle her. . . . .