A herdsman killed two wolves with a stick and captured a third with his lasso after they jumped out of the bushes and attacked his horses in the snow, a news report said Friday.

Kumatai Ibragalieyev was working on the Gornovsky state farm in Ust-Kamenogorsk, a city in the Central Asian republic of Kazakhstan at the time of the attack, according to the report in the Communist Party newspaper Pravda.Pravda said he had picked up the 6-foot stick as a precaution when his horses pricked up their ears in fear. It said he caught one wolf with his lasso after using the stick to kill two others.

Pravda did not say when the attack occurred.