Wolf that attacked Minnesota teen tests negative for rabies - KMSP-TV

Wolf that attacked Minnesota teen tests negative for rabies

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (KMSP) -

The Minnesota DNR says the wolf that likely attacked a 16-year-old boy at a northern Minnesota campground has tested negative for rabies.

Noah Graham was camping with friends last weekend at West Winnie Campground on Lake Winnibigoshish when he woke up to a wolf biting his head. The DNR said it's the state's first documented wolf attack on a human that resulted in a serious injury.

The wolf was trapped and killed Monday. While DNR officials suspect the trapped wolf is the one that bit Graham, they are waiting for conclusive DNA test results.

Graham's shirt, which may contain traces of the wolf's saliva, along with a sample of the wolf's muscle tissue, have been sent to a lab at the University of California at Davis for forensic analysis, which will take several weeks.

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