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urbanassault
February 28, 2006, 09:37 AM
The downloaded pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest
Service in Alaska and a Grizzly bear.
He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear charged him
from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic
rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear
was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.

The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds It stood 12' 6"
high at the shoulder, 14' to the top of his head. It's the largest Bear
ever recorded any where in the world.

Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep
it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on
display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks
involved when in the wild.

Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife
Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the
past 72 hours including a missing hiker.

The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated,
found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol
was the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found.

Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with
four shots (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along
with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only wounded the
bear and probably angered it immensely.

The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear's own
death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

Think about this :

If you are an average size man; You would be level with the bear's
navel when he stood upright. The bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that
this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an
average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two
story house and look in the bedroom windows !

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=17878&stc=1&d=1141137426

http://www.thefiringline.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=17879&stc=1&d=1141137426

urbanassault
February 28, 2006, 09:38 AM
Consider that when posting your "if you came face to face with a bear in the woods thread....."

Art Eatman
February 28, 2006, 10:49 AM
This has been on the Internet for several years. There are conflicting stories about the size and about how it was killed.

I dunno.

Art

superpelly
February 28, 2006, 11:21 AM
Here's the real story
http://www.blackbearheaven.com/world-record-grizzly-bear.htm

Also, there was a grizzley attack about the same time where 2 people were killed.
The bear Ted shot had nothing to do with that attack.

dallasconundrum
March 1, 2006, 03:43 AM
I remember getting an e-mail a year or so ago with some bear pics. These look like those pics. Also, the e-mail also had pictures that were supposedly of the remains of the hiker. Pretty rough stuff.
Whatever the real deal here is, it still makes me glad I live where I don't have to worry about grizz or brown bears when I am out and about in the woods.

FirstFreedom
March 1, 2006, 09:06 AM
I didn't know keanu reaves was a hunter. Yeah, that's been making the rounds for years, and superpelly is correct on that particular bear not being an attacker of anyone.

yorec
March 1, 2006, 12:25 PM
LOL - can't believe the falsehoods those pics generated or that folks still spread them about as truth!

'bout the only thing correct was that that is a bear that was killed... :rolleyes:

Gotta love internet legends!

spacemanspiff
March 2, 2006, 02:12 PM
i'm tired of constantly debunking false bear stories. you all are smart people. Peruse Snopes. discover for your self the truth.

Eghad
March 2, 2006, 03:00 PM
http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp

is your friend........

CobrayCommando
March 2, 2006, 03:02 PM
You've got to wonder if the people posting these threads are secretly working for the bears. If you've seen the Colbert Report you know what I mean!

Just how high does this conspiracy go?!

loggerhead
March 2, 2006, 07:11 PM
These pics have been around for a couple of years.
Big bear!

Pointer
March 3, 2006, 01:59 PM
ART
This has been on the Internet for several years. There are conflicting stories about the size and about how it was killed.


http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp

For the truth? ;)