Skip to comments.JBER runner after bear attack: 'This is how I'm going to die'
Posted on 05/29/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT by skeptoid
A young California mother attacked by a grizzly bear while running along a remote road through the woods at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson says she was at one point sure she was going to die.
In a video interview with military officials 12 days after the attack, Jessica Gamboa, wife of a soldier on the base and mother of a 4-year-old son, said she thought her life was over after the bear knocked her to the ground, picked her up by her backside, carried her across the road, dropped her to the ground, and worked her over twice more before finally leaving her broken and bleeding.
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Where the heck did that “bears are gentle and friendly” troll of a couple of weeks ago go, anyway? BTT
Sad she had to learn about bears the hard way.
probably a mother bear with cubs nearby.
UM, what the heck happened to this woman’s husband, who was running with her?
I would really think if you are running in a wilderness area, or heck anywhere, that you all should stick together.
I remember something about a guy who went to live with the bears and was eaten
Didn’t you get the leftie memo - I am an leftie woman I don’t need a man to protect me! I am woman hear me roar - or scream for my life as the case may be!
Yeah, I noted that when she was bleeding and walking on the road, she said she was thinking of her four year old and that he was the only thing she wanted to live for. I am assuming that she realized that her mate had left her behind and didn’t look back to check on her every once in a while.
Timothy Snackwell, er, I mean Treadwell.
The answer is to jog with slowpokes....
But some bears like a challenge.
“The answer is to jog with slowpokes....”
Apparently that was her husband’s strategy.
“I don’t have to outrun the bear,” he said, snugging his shoelace tight and standing up.
“I just have to outrun you.”
Lucky. Bad attack. Good she played dead.
That is the best way to survive a grizzly/brown bear attack is play dead. But with black bears you are supposed to run at them with your arms raised, screaming to appear larger than you are.
Where did you read about running with the husband? I must have missed that part!
I knew quite a few USAF people who were at Elmendorf. All the ones I ever knew, said they never went hiking alone, and everyone one of them carried no less than a .44 magnum, just because of the bears.
Not Bear fans I guess, did they like the Browns any better?
What a coincidence. One of the guys who said they packed .44s or rifles, told me, that just for the heck of it, he tried out for the Cleveland Browns one day. He said he lasted 3 hours. He said the hitting was unlike anything he ever experienced in college. I like to watch football, but I think anyone who plays the game, must have a screw loose.
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