Skip to comments.ALASKA: Photos of chilling game of hide and seek with a hungry polar bear
Posted on 12/29/2008 6:28:24 AM PST by yankeedame
...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 ...
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.
Somebody had a camera — why didn’t he have a rifle??
Why are they not armed? I think would be.
“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. ;)
Except for those few fleeting moments when this sort of thing happens...
I bet it was the guys wife’s ex husband running the camera. - ok, that was bad
I haven’t read it, but there are two different trucks there. Cool pictures.
Bet it didn't from his perspective though.
LOL!!! Or maybe just the wife!
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...
Was that Noah Wyle being chased around the truck by the polar bear???
I’ll never understand humans who willingly give up their spot at the top of the food chain.
"Give me your keys, Bob - you're too drunk to drive."
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