Chapter 1238: Surrounded by Wolves
Translator: Atlas Studios Editor: Atlas Studios
Usually active in the mornings, most hunted in packs with their especially keen sense of smell and alert nature.
Jackals were ferocious creatures and liked a good chase; upon the discovery of prey, they would gather together to hunt it down. One could deduce how fierce these animals were from the ancient saying: ‘Jackals are the bane of tigers’ existence.’
Although their fighting potential was not as good as wolves’, they were more tenacious. Their lack of racial division allowed the cooperation between different packs when they attacked tigers and leopards; this greatly improved their survivability.
Two jackals walked side by side out of the bushes with their creepy eyes fixed on the three intruders standing before them. They bared their fangs from time to time and made horrifying growls from their throats.
Lisa and Mu Yichen stood motionless. Not only did these animals like to chase their prey, they were especially fond of summoning companions to surround it before biting the prey to death and sharing the food among them.
The girl had previously encountered a wolf siege during one of her missions.
She was different back then.
Being fully armed, she could easily fire a rocket launcher and kill her way out of the pack.
It was different now.
She had no more ammunition on her.
It suddenly came to her that she still had two bullets in her gun!
Casting a wary glance at the approaching jackals, she slowly slid her hand to her waist to reach for her gun.
“Stand back,” she commanded softly.
The older twin shot her a glance while carefully sizing up the two menacing beasts. He then slowly moved backward.
“Awooo!” The animals growled in warning before suddenly raising their necks, their howls echoing in the vast mountains. It was as if they were summoning other jackals and calling for companions.
The girl swiftly pulled her gun out and fired at one of the pair. Blood splattered everywhere the instant the bullet hit its head with shocking precision!
Before the other jackal could react, she pulled the trigger again and shot its head!
Alas, jackals were known to be sharp. The instant the bullet flew out, it reacted swiftly.
It missed its head by centimeters and pierced its chest, instead. The jackal collapsed to the ground with a grunt. Its four limbs convulsed violently as it struggled to stand up.
The older boy astutely rushed forward. Giving no more chance for it to struggle, he snapped its head with a twist of his hand.
It let out a whimper but soon stopped breathing and died.
An inexplicable uneasiness crept into Youyou’s heart as soon as he felt relieved.
He recalled the introduction of jackals in the encyclopedia.
They moved in packs. Mostly, a stronger and craftier ‘head’ would lead one or several families temporarily gathered. It meant that there were more than two jackals in this area.
His speculation was soon confirmed.
As soon as his older twin stood up, he heard rustling sounds coming from somewhere nearby.
His head turned sharply and he saw countless of yellow eyes peeking out from the bushes.
It was a pack of jackals!
“Oh, no…” His heart shuddered at this.
His brother frowned warily as he slowly backed up against the girl.
According to Mu Yichen’s estimation, there were about ten or so jackals ringing them.
He raised the torch in his hand and brandished it around him.