Woman axes attacking wolf to death

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By: Aarav Sen 

(Scroll down for video) A woman who was attacked by a wolf, took an ax and hacked it to death, according to reports.

A lone wolf attacked Aishat Maksudova near her sister's house in the Russian province of Dagestan, in the North Caucasus Mountains.

The wolf attacked her because she tried to intervene as the wolf was attacking an animal, according to reports.

The animal bit the woman in her arm and leg as she fell to the floor, screaming for help from other neighbors. No one was around though to hear her screams. So she took an ax she had brought to repair a fence, and with remarkable composure, she hit the wolf in the head repeatedly until it loosened its teeth.

The wolf later died.

Maksudova has become a hero in the Caspian Sea province that is located east of Chechnya. She was still being treated for her injuries Tuesday, at a local hospital after the incident last week. Doctors said she is recovering well.