Walter Eikrem, a 13-year-old boy from Rakkestad, Norway, was walking home from school when he stumbled across a pack of wolves. Almost paralyzed with fear, Eikrem thought of one way to scare the pack off.
Eikrem, who had been listening to Creed's "Overcome" through his cell phone as he walked home, pulled out his earphones, turned the volume up, and held the phone up in an attempt to scare off the animals, according to NME.
And it worked. As Eikrem waved his hands and screamed with the music, the wolves departed. "They didn't really get scared," Eikrem said, according to Der Spiegel. "They just turned around and simply trotted away."
Packs of wolves are not uncommon in the Norwegian countryside, but the incident had the boy shaken up nonetheless. Fortunately he knew what to do in the situation.
"The worst thing you can do is run away because doing so just invites the wolves to chase you down," Eikrem told Norway's TV2. "But I was so afraid that I couldn't even run away if I'd wanted to."