A Norwegian school boy escaped a pack of wolves by playing aloud a song by the band Creed.
The 13-year old boy Walter Eikrem from Rakkestdad was coming home from the school bus stop this week when he noticed apack of wolves near his farm house, reports Germany’s Der Spiegel magazine. He mistook them for dogs but soon realized that it was pack of wolves, the boy remembered his mother’s oft-repeated drill to never run away from wolves.
With a great presence of mind , he pulled out his head phones and cranked up the volume of his mobile phone which incidentally was playing the song Overcome by Creed, reports TV2 of Norway.
Amazingly the ruse worked. The boy said, They didn't really get scared. They just turned around and simply trotted away” reports the channel. The worst thing you can do is run away because doing so just invites the wolves to chase you down ... but I was so afraid that I couldn't even run away if I'd wanted to.”
Walter also flapped and flailed his arms and yelled at them but he stood his ground. It is difficult to say what drove the woves away, the song or his yelling or a combination of both. But it seems they decided to keep away or were ‘overcome’ by all that loud noisee. Wolves had been cited in the area the previous day and people had been warned on TV.
The story of wolves running away from Creed has started wild comments about how even the wolves keep away from the band which arguably was one of the most commercially successful bands of early 2000s having sold an estimated 35 million records .worldwide.Creed has been called a post-grunge rock band heavily influenced by Pearl Jam, and even a Christian band as their initial three albums focused on faith, eternity and Christianity. The band also has had a strong association with the WWE franchise and their songs have featured on many of their promotions.