Skip to comments.Norwegian kayaker escapes from jaws of polar bear when partner shoots animal dead
Posted on 08/26/2010 10:23:28 AM PDT by george76
A Norwegian kayaker who was dragged by his head for 45 yards in the jaws of a polar bear has told how he escaped when his expedition partner shot the animal dead.
Despite protecting their tent with a trip-wire hooked to a early warning flare, Mr Nilssen woke face-to-face with the biggest land predator on Earth.
The 23-year-old was dragged screaming from the tent, with his head clamped in the animal's jaws.
The adult male bear flung the young explorer's body like a rag doll from side to side in an attempt to stun him, a technique typically used on its usual prey of seals.
The polar bear's teeth pierced Mr Nilssen's lung as it fought for a better grip and narrowly missed a main artery in the young Norwegian's neck.
"It was so strong I could not fight, I grabbed for my shotgun and tried to shoot it but [the polar bear] had snapped [the gun] in half.
(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...
1. Rig more trip flares
2. Never disguise yourself as a seal in the artic.
3. Norwegians are tougher than seals.
Lesson #4: Never bring a shotgun to a polar bear fight.
it was hungry
Um, I think I know a few Hippos that might take issue with that statement. Hippos kill FAR MORE humans each year than all the bear species combined.
The shooter should be charged with murder. (sarc)
Never bring a shotgun to a polar bear fight
The guy was lucky!
I don't think vegetarians count as predators, besides, HUMANS kill far more humans every year than all the other animals on earth combined.
The difference being that usually we don't do it to eat each other, so we don't count it as predation...
Perhaps Hippos are considered river predators.
Hippos are not a predator. They may kill but they don’t eat meat.
Eventually the bear would have sold it to gangbangers.
Next time, they should go along with bear, do not resist, perhaps shout "Hare Krishna" to confuse the attacker.
Someone recently posted here asking for recommendations as to the best alarm clock. I wish I could find that post, because I think I now have the answer.
I think they mean ‘predator’ as in kill to eat not just kill per se
They kill because people annoy them.
Unless you count the occasional circus midget.
Not if they’re pumpkin people.
I was watching a Discovery or Animal Planet special last year that said Hippos are primarily vegetarians, but there was recently discovered evidence that some hippo populations will also eat meat - more carnivores of opportunity or necessity though.
It was the same special that talked about populations of gorillas in Africa that also ate meat - mostly monkeys, which also was only recently discovered.
Still, no they aren't they same kind of "predator" as a Polar Bear, but they are equally territorial.
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