The Southern California resident explained, "I have a little dog, and where I live there are a lot of coyotes. Somehow, James knew that if you sprinkle wolf urine outside of your house, it keeps the coyotes away. So he gave me this amazing gift. But I don't to travel with it."
Host Anderson Cooper was mystified by Ritter's story. "I'm curious to know, how did James Van Der Beek collect the wolf urine?" he asked.
Cooper then asked Ritter to imagine the 35-year-old Dawson's Creek alum "chasing a wolf with a little vial of urine."
Before the interview ended, Ritter presented the emptied urine jar to Cooper, who took a big whiff. "Don't smell it!" she shrieked.
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This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Krysten Ritter: James Van Der Beek Gave Me Wolf Urine to Ward Off Coyotes