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ALASKA: Photos of chilling game of hide and seek with a hungry polar bear
DailyMail.com ^ | 29th December 2008 | Vanessa Allen

Posted on 12/29/2008 6:28:24 AM PST by yankeedame

Chilling game of hide and seek with a hungry polar bear

...These pictures show how close one man came to being a polar bear's dinner.


Mmmm, looks like dinner time: The bear stands on its haunches and peers over the car
roof at his prey, a surveyor returning to his vehicle in the Alaskan town of Barrow


The chase is on: The man has his glove off,
but not enough time to unlock his car door

...With no time to unlock the door of his vehicle and climb inside, he tried to duck out of sight.


He's coming to get you: The hungry bear makes his move


Yikes: The bear lumbers around the car as the man sprints for his life

But the hungry bear was not giving up, and a terrifying chase began. First, the beast stood up on its furry haunches and eyed its prey. Then it loped around the car, and even climbed over the bonnet to try to reach him.


Last resort: The man, desperate for shelter, makes a break for a neighbouring truck


Phew: He slips inside the unlocked truck,
nursing more than 100 scratches

...The man eventually managed to take refuge in a neighbouring truck which was unlocked.

His back and head were covered in more than 100 deep scratches where the massive claws had managed to rip through his thick winter clothes and padded coat.

Polar bears are frequently spotted around the area.

They are the world's largest land predator, and are the only animals that actively hunt humans....

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: alaska; predators
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1 posted on 12/29/2008 6:28:24 AM PST by yankeedame
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To: yankeedame

How old was this article? The link doesn’t work for me.

I saw the top pictures with the Bronco when I lived in Alaska a couple years ago.


2 posted on 12/29/2008 6:30:57 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: yankeedame

Somebody had a camera — why didn’t he have a rifle??


3 posted on 12/29/2008 6:31:04 AM PST by ClearCase_guy
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To: yankeedame
What was the cameraman doing?

Why are they not armed? I think would be.

4 posted on 12/29/2008 6:31:34 AM PST by Northern Yankee (Freedom Needs A Soldier)
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To: yankeedame

“They are the world’s largest land predator, and are the only animals that actively hunt humans...”

Chilling! In more ways than one.

P.S. Can we release a bunch at the Capitol building in DC?

Ah, just kiddin’! Maybe. ;)


5 posted on 12/29/2008 6:32:34 AM PST by Diana in Wisconsin ('Taking the moderate path of appeasement leads to abysmal defeat.' - Rush on 11/05/08)
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To: yankeedame; Squantos; Myrddin; Jeff Head; AlaskaErik

WOW!


6 posted on 12/29/2008 6:32:34 AM PST by Travis McGee (--www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com--)
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To: yankeedame
And was that the guy's “buddy” sitting back and taking pictures of the whole thing while having a hot coffee?
7 posted on 12/29/2008 6:33:01 AM PST by avacado
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To: yankeedame
"They are the world's largest land predator..."

Except for those few fleeting moments when this sort of thing happens...


8 posted on 12/29/2008 6:34:59 AM PST by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: yankeedame

Palin’s fault.


9 posted on 12/29/2008 6:35:02 AM PST by Sgt_Schultze
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To: avacado

I bet it was the guys wife’s ex husband running the camera. - ok, that was bad


10 posted on 12/29/2008 6:35:27 AM PST by j_guru
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To: yankeedame

I haven’t read it, but there are two different trucks there. Cool pictures.


11 posted on 12/29/2008 6:35:32 AM PST by steveyp
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To: thackney

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1102347/Chilling-game-hide-seek-hungry-polar-bear.html


12 posted on 12/29/2008 6:36:14 AM PST by steelyourfaith
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To: yankeedame
The tripod leaning up against the pickup truck tells me that the guy being chased as well as the person taking pictures might have been pushing their luck for great pictures of bear in the first place. One of them is very lucky they didn't get the chance to photograph the bear eating something other than a fellow endangered species.
13 posted on 12/29/2008 6:38:42 AM PST by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: yankeedame
Looks small for a Polar Bear (must be due to "Global Warming").</sarcasmforallyoufolksthatjustdontgetit>

Bet it didn't from his perspective though.

14 posted on 12/29/2008 6:39:03 AM PST by P8riot (I carry a gun because I can't carry a cop.)
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To: j_guru

LOL!!! Or maybe just the wife!


15 posted on 12/29/2008 6:39:41 AM PST by avacado
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To: yankeedame

1. Looks too small to be a polar bear.

2. Kudos to whoever is taking the pictures ha!

3. If it was a polar bear, than he got very lucky...


16 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:00 AM PST by VanillaBlizzard
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To: yankeedame

Was that Noah Wyle being chased around the truck by the polar bear???


17 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:02 AM PST by Le Chien Rouge
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To: steelyourfaith
Thanks for the link, this wasn't recent.


18 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:26 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: yankeedame

I’ll never understand humans who willingly give up their spot at the top of the food chain.


19 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:34 AM PST by dfwgator (I hate Illinois Marxists)
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To: yankeedame

"Give me your keys, Bob - you're too drunk to drive."

20 posted on 12/29/2008 6:40:58 AM PST by Slings and Arrows ("Every few generations the really, really bad ideas come back around for another go."--Howard Tayler)
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To: yankeedame

But Al Gore said they all drowned.


21 posted on 12/29/2008 6:41:21 AM PST by usmcobra
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To: yankeedame

i have received hundreds of copies of these pics for years...


22 posted on 12/29/2008 6:41:46 AM PST by devane617 (...And to the Republic For Which It Stood...)
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To: Dixie Yooper

The caption indicated the fellow was a land surveyor. The tripod appears to be a transit or level.


23 posted on 12/29/2008 6:42:03 AM PST by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: avacado

sorry about my little “Freudian slip” :-) ( I guess it could be the ex wife too )


24 posted on 12/29/2008 6:42:53 AM PST by j_guru
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To: yankeedame

If Polar Bears actually ARE endangered (I don’t think so...), then I, for one, am actually looking forward to their extinction...


25 posted on 12/29/2008 6:44:29 AM PST by Little Ray (Do we have a Plan B?)
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To: Dixie Yooper
It's not a photo tripod. It's a tripod for a theatolite or other surveyor's instrument.
26 posted on 12/29/2008 6:45:05 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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To: ClearCase_guy; Northern Yankee
Who tha heck would be runnin round bear country without one o' these ?S &amp; W 460 Mag Pictures, Images and Photos
27 posted on 12/29/2008 6:45:31 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: Dixie Yooper

It says they were surveyers, they usually need tripods.


28 posted on 12/29/2008 6:45:38 AM PST by autumnraine
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To: steelyourfaith; yankeedame

Last year, these pictures were claimed to be from Katovik; about 250 miles away.

http://benmuse.typepad.com/arctic_economics/2008/07/ed-nelson-tells-a-bear-story.html


29 posted on 12/29/2008 6:49:41 AM PST by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
and are the only animals that actively hunt humans...”

Not sure what the definition of "actively hunt" is, but human and crocodilian habits overlap and they certainly include humans in their normal basket of prey. When human venture into their habitat, sharks and even killer whales have no reservations about eating displaced terrians.

30 posted on 12/29/2008 6:52:02 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for Necro-Americans.)
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To: j_guru
I bet it was the guys wife’s ex husband running the camera.

... or the guy's ex-wife to be.

31 posted on 12/29/2008 6:54:39 AM PST by Lonesome in Massachussets (The Democratic Party strongly supports full civil rights for Necro-Americans.)
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To: VanillaBlizzard

you mention it looks to small to be a polar bear?

looks pretty darn big to me !!..they may not all come in XXX large...maybe the youngers ones like him are “only” 7+ feet tall?..lol


32 posted on 12/29/2008 6:56:29 AM PST by midway1 (Inside every liberal is an American trying to get out)
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To: yankeedame

Why in the heck would you lock your car door in bear country???


33 posted on 12/29/2008 7:02:07 AM PST by whodathunkit
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To: yankeedame

Couldn’t be a polar bear. Polar bears are all warm and fuzzy. They are our friends.


34 posted on 12/29/2008 7:05:02 AM PST by AnnGora (I am unique. Just like everybody else.)
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To: Issaquahking

Are you SURE you want to go back????? eeeek!!!


35 posted on 12/29/2008 7:13:23 AM PST by DeLaine (All tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for people of good conscience to remain silent. Jefferson)
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To: thackney
See here...--> Oct 2007
36 posted on 12/29/2008 7:14:22 AM PST by Alas Babylon!
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To: yankeedame

37 posted on 12/29/2008 7:14:24 AM PST by JRios1968 (Sarah Palin is what Willis was talkin' about!)
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To: Diana in Wisconsin
"P.S. Can we release a bunch at the Capitol building in DC?

Ah, just kiddin’! Maybe. ;)"

Good idea.

Ah, just kiddin' ! Not! :(

38 posted on 12/29/2008 7:14:56 AM PST by davisfh ( Islam is a very serious mental illness)
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To: redstateconfidential

What the hell is that thing? It looks like it could put a hole in the sun!


39 posted on 12/29/2008 7:18:40 AM PST by domenad (In all things, in all ways, at all times, let honor guide me.)
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To: yankeedame

The guy should have used karate.


40 posted on 12/29/2008 7:18:46 AM PST by Krankor (Vitajex, what ya doin' to me)
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To: yankeedame

Ummm, who was taking the pictures?


41 posted on 12/29/2008 7:23:46 AM PST by GOPJ (GM's market value is a third of Bed, Bath and Beyond. Why is GM "too big to fail"? Steyn)
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To: domenad
460 S&W, along with a 500 Magnum great bear country guns. I like the Alaskan in .454 Casull too, great"Back Pack" gun!454 casull Pictures, Images and Photos
42 posted on 12/29/2008 7:26:10 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: whodathunkit
Why in the heck would you lock your car door in bear country???

Who's going to steal it, "one of the bros from da hood"?

43 posted on 12/29/2008 7:26:17 AM PST by Las Vegas Dave (Illegitimi non carborundum - "Don't let the bastards grind you down")
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To: Las Vegas Dave

lol


44 posted on 12/29/2008 7:27:52 AM PST by ConservativeMan55
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To: domenad
my new gun Pictures, Images and Photos
45 posted on 12/29/2008 7:28:33 AM PST by redstateconfidential (" An American Idol President")
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To: yankeedame

There are no rip marks in his jacket...where are these supposed 100 scratch marks? Something smells.


46 posted on 12/29/2008 7:29:00 AM PST by Fawn (I want my bailout too!!!!)
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To: yankeedame
That bear would look real nice on my floor.


47 posted on 12/29/2008 7:32:23 AM PST by Snurple (VEGETARIAN, OLD INDIAN WORD FOR BAD HUNTER.)
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To: redstateconfidential

Wow, I have never seen a USB revolver before.


48 posted on 12/29/2008 7:39:46 AM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: redstateconfidential

Are you charging the battery in that revolver?


49 posted on 12/29/2008 7:43:46 AM PST by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: redstateconfidential

How much extra are the wheels for that thing?


50 posted on 12/29/2008 7:53:35 AM PST by MindBender26 (Never kick a leftist when they are down. Wait 'til they're halfway back up! You get better leverage!)
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