Teen Scares Off Wolves With ... Song by Creed
Oh so appropriately, the song "Overcome" persuades pack to depart
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 21, 2011 5:43 AM CST
The wolf: fearsome predator, villain of fairy tales, and music critic.   (Shutter Stock)

(Newser) – A Norwegian teen has hard-rockers Creed to thank for saving his life. The 13-year-old says he was walking from school and headed to his family's farmhouse on Monday when he stumbled upon four wolves. "I was afraid they would attack me," Walter Eikrem says, but instead of fleeing, he blasted one of the band's songs, appropriately titled "Overcome," through his cell phone's speaker, yelled, and flailed his arms, Der Spiegel reports,

The strategy worked, the 13-year-old says. "They didn't really get scared. They just turned around and simply trotted away." His mother says she's glad her son remembered what she told him to do if he ever encountered wolves: "Just don't run away. You can even get a little poodle to run after you if you run away, even if it doesn't even actually want to attack you. And the same holds true for wolves." Click to hear the wolf-repelling song.