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Jogger's pulse hits new high when grizzly charges
Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 18th, 2008 02:10 AM | CRAIG MEDRED

Posted on 06/18/2008 7:40:27 AM PDT by skeptoid

After years of stomping around the grizzly haunts of the wildest coast of North America without a serious bear encounter, forester Rick Rogers never imagined the first and only close call of his life would come in an Anchorage park visited by thousands of people.

SNIP . . . He thought his maximum heart rate was 180. He later looked at the monitor and realized he'd hit 193.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Humor; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alaska; grizzly; heartrate
FIGHT OR FLIGHT

You've got 1/2 a second to decide.

His heart was ready for either.

(. . no report on bowel function, though)

1 posted on 06/18/2008 7:40:32 AM PDT by skeptoid
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To: skeptoid
I would somehow find a way to stuff a .450 Marlin in my jogging shorts...


2 posted on 06/18/2008 7:43:26 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: skeptoid

The idea, when hiking alone in bear country, is to bring along a friend. That way, when the bear shows up, you’ll have someone you can hopefully outrun. You’ll never outrun the bear!


3 posted on 06/18/2008 7:45:00 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Barack Obama--the first black Jimmy Carter.)
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To: skeptoid

People that wander around Bear Country unarmed are morons.


4 posted on 06/18/2008 7:49:05 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

My friend would be in a caliber larger than .44 and the extra weight would add to your workout. Why people go unarmed in bear country is beyond me.


5 posted on 06/18/2008 7:49:51 AM PDT by Resolute Conservative
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To: skeptoid

There I was, in my Timothy Treadwll Jogging shorts, and who should I happen upon but Mr. Bear...


6 posted on 06/18/2008 7:55:19 AM PDT by theDentist (Qwerty ergo typo : I type, therefore I misspelll.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

Actually a small .22 caliber is sufficient. Shoot one of your accomplices in the knee and the rest of you shouldn’t have to run far at all.


7 posted on 06/18/2008 7:55:48 AM PDT by B4Ranch (Having custody of a loaded weapon does not arm you. The skill to use the weapon is what arms a man.)
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To: Resolute Conservative

In Canada you have no choice..


8 posted on 06/18/2008 8:04:02 AM PDT by rahbert
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To: mosaicwolf
If you're in Anchorage, you're in bear country.

"Alaska Department of Fish and Game wildlife biologists warn that people can meet bears on trails anywhere in the Anchorage area, but the odds increase in the area of the Campbell Tract, Bicentennial Park and Hillside Park. Those parks abut Chugach State Park and the Fort Richardson Military Reservation, and together they cover a large area of wild land that extends nearly into the city's Midtown district."


Photo by BOB HALLINEN / Anchorage Daily News One of two young grizzly bears searches for salmon at Bird Creek along the Seward Highway on Friday August 1, 2006 as anglers continue to fish for silvers in the background.

9 posted on 06/18/2008 8:15:06 AM PDT by skeptoid (AA, UE, MBS [with oak leaf clusters])
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To: skeptoid; Grizzled Bear
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10 posted on 06/18/2008 8:34:20 AM PDT by Stoat (Rice / Coulter 2012: Smart Ladies for a Strong America)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham
The idea, when hiking alone in bear country, is to bring along a friend. That way, when the bear shows up, you’ll have someone you can hopefully outrun. You’ll never outrun the bear!

That's why a small dog is as good as a large dog. Either one will warn you about the bear, either one will bark and antagonize the bear for a moment or two-long enough for you to start running, and either one will take long enough for the bear to eat for you to get away.

11 posted on 06/18/2008 8:44:43 AM PDT by Jeff Chandler (Given such dismal choices, I guess I'll vote for the old guy.)
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