New Prague youth encounters a surprise in the woods

By Bill Bartusek

I got a call last week from Mike Novak with some interesting news. Mike owns a home just south of Mahowald’s Motors near New Prague. As the story goes, his son was mowing the lawn when he thought he heard some unusual noises. He shut down the mower and called for their hunting dog.

The dog never came, so Mike’s son headed into the woods to investigate the noise. What he found was not what he expected. The dog was in a wrestling match with a wild animal. I’m thinking raccoon, badger or something like that. So was Mike’s son.

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