Skip to comments.Camper in the US Kept Cool As Grizzly Bear Chewed Her Arm During Fatal Attack in Montana
Posted on 07/29/2010 10:19:12 PM PDT by nickcarraway
WHEN Deb Freele woke up in her tent, a grizzly bear was chewing on her arm. She screamed as she heard the bones break.
Recovering in hospital yesterday, she explained how she had survived: I screamed, he bit harder. I screamed harder, he continued to bite. I told myself, 'play dead'. I went totally limp. As soon as I went limp, I could feel his jaws get loose and then he let me go.
Mrs Freele, 58, was one of two survivors of a deadly bear attack in the middle of the night at a busy campsite just outside Yellowstone National Park in Montana. Kevin Kammer, 48, from Michigan, was killed as he slept.
A teenage boy was also attacked as the bear tore through several tents in the sprawling Soda Butte camping grounds. Rangers later captured a female grizzly with cubs, and officials are certain that the bear, which is estimated to weigh up to 180kg, was responsible for the attacks. About 600 grizzly bears and hundreds of less-aggressive black bears live in the Yellowstone area.
Liberal environmentalist ready to die for the cause and disdn’t. Idiot. just like toldya
I was initially going to say something about the ambiguity of the headline. But after reading Post #2, well .....
Most animals will leave you alone if you shoot them in the face.
These bears have been reintroduced to the area as part of a program. Some guy from the Chicago ‘burbs got killed a month or so ago, and it was in the local news here, but they had signs up, so it was his own fault. I think the solution is going to be no camping or hiking in Yellowstone. That’s my policy.
But my bet would be on the guy that spends 30 minutes a week on weak hand drills.
Don’t grizzlies eat meat?
Why would playing dead work? Wouldn’t they just keep eating?
“Most animals will leave you alone if you shoot them in the face.”
My thoughts exactly!
I live in the Chicago metro area, but not in the city.
I have lived well for over six decades by following the rule that “roughing it” is defined as a Holiday Inn, or equivalent, that does not have an indoor pool and hot tub.
And I take a gun with me when I go fishing for bluegills.
I wasn’t joking!
Yes but bears have such thick skulls you would have to go thru the open mouth into the throat if he was that close to you. Otherwise anywhere in the center neck area and make sure you get off as many rounds off as you can before you get knocked down by him.
That is with a handgun, if you have a good rifle just pumping rounds into him. No I have never been attacked by a bear.
The incident is the first fatal mauling by a grizzly bear in the area in 25 years, and the first such fatal attack to take place at a site where researchers had recently trapped and released a bear.
The important point is "released". The rest of the article is a study in evasion of this point: that the man was killed by a bear recently INTRODUCED into the area. The first in 25 years! Now we have the second in 2 months, along with some minor maiming.
This is like JAWS upside down.
Like a prisoner that can’t stand life on the outside, this bear re-offended to back to where it was comfortable...
No, the thing to use on a Grizzly Bear is cold, hard logic...
Not sure I get your meaning. These bears are being taken from relatively remote areas and reintroduced to relatively less remote areas, i.e. Yellowstone. The idea is to restore Yellowstone to a more nearly primal condition. The maulings they might commit subsequently seem to be no deterrent to the project, in view of the nobility and rightness of its conception.
I live in rural Alaska, mostly around my area its the smaller Black bear, the larger Brown bears are not very common around here.
I used to haul with me a huge stainless scoped Ruger Redhawk 44mag. when I went fishing, now I carry a 10mm Glock with a hi cap magazine of my own reloads. I believe its better to have a lot of bullets than just a couple of heavy ones that have to hit a certain place.
But arguing there is no comparison with Black bears and Alaskan Kodiak grizzlies, the ones I have seen are like something from Jurassic park. Grenades, got to make some grenades....
“Hey BooBoo... what does arm of environmentalist whacko taste like?”
“Gee Yogi... I was gonna say ‘chicken’ but that’s not endangered enough.. spotted owl maybe?”
So who would want to go sleep there in a tent?
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