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May 20, 2008

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Video Report: Grizzly Attack Victim Lives To Tell His Story

From CNN:

“I was saying, ‘He’s eating my brains. I can feel it. I know it’s happening.’ And I said, ‘God I hope he gets it over with soon.’ I was shaking so bad, and I was bleeding; the sounds and everything were unbelievable, and I said, ‘I’m too young to die.’”

Brent Case of Vancouver Island didn’t die because he played dead. The bear eventually lost interest and Case, blood raining down his face, drove 15 miles to get help. Be sure to check out this video.

Comments

Ralph the Rifleman

This guy is much more forgiving to nature then I; If that happened to me, the next griz to come along my way would be a bear rug in front of the fireplace.

Blue Ox

Yet another fine reason not to go into bear country without a firearm. Or spray. Or both.

It takes a true man to go back in the woods unarmed, after what happened to him. Or a stupid one.

It takes a true man to go back in the woods unarmed, after what happened to him. Or a stupid one.

It takes a true man to go back in the woods unarmed, after what happened to him. Or a stupid one.

Jimmy

Wow, what a story. True outdoorsman you have there. But i agree with some of you other folks. If that would have been me , next time i headed out i would defintely be armed.

Carney

All I can say, is that any guy who cheats death at the fang of a grizzly -- and then says, "I'm ready to go back in the woods and play dead if I ever need to again" must have lost most of his brains to the first grizzly. Take a gun whenever you go in the woods.

BA

I don't know how it is where you live, but in California animals are not as afraid of humans as they should be. I pack a firearm anywhere it is legal to do so without a concealed carry permit. I feel we are getting overrun by Black Bear, Cougar, and semi-domesticated Deer. I live in the foothills of the Sierras at about 2600 ft. and every now and then you hear stories about Bears and Deer or Mountain Lions either on someones porch or coming into their house. One of my neighbors have had a Mountain Lion snarl at them from 50 ft as they were walking from the house to the garage. A friend of mine had 5 Black Bear grazing in his pasture under the White Oak trees eating acorns not 75 yds from the house a couple of hours before dark. My estimation? A man without a gun is suicidal or a fool.




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