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Man pokes dead bear, gets electric shock
WTSP.com ^ | Oct 11, 2011 | staff reporter

Posted on 10/12/2011 10:50:43 AM PDT by Daffynition

LIVINGSTON, Mont. - Authorities say a bow hunter in southern Montana suffered serious injuries from an electric shock when he used a knife to poke a dead bear that was lying on live wires.

The Park County Sheriff's Office says Edward Garcia came across the bear carcass Sunday in the Beattie Gulch area north of Gardiner. The shock from poking the carcass caused injuries to Garcia's torso, head and hands.

The sheriff's office says Garcia walked two miles to find help. He was flown to a burn center in Salt Lake City.

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


TOPICS: Health/Medicine; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bear
Ouch! Be careful out there folks!


1 posted on 10/12/2011 10:50:47 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

Shocking!


2 posted on 10/12/2011 10:52:55 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Daffynition

Watch out for bear wires.


3 posted on 10/12/2011 10:54:10 AM PDT by hometoroost (Frodo lives!)
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To: Daffynition

Just when you thought it was safe to go into the woods...


4 posted on 10/12/2011 10:54:31 AM PDT by RitchieAprile
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To: Darksheare

Don’t make me say it...


5 posted on 10/12/2011 10:56:18 AM PDT by null and void (Day 994 of America's holiday from reality...)
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To: ColdOne

6 posted on 10/12/2011 10:58:38 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: RitchieAprile
That's what happens when you get grounded.


7 posted on 10/12/2011 11:00:14 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: hometoroost
Shoulda read the sign.


8 posted on 10/12/2011 11:01:45 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: null and void; kanawa

NOT my fault.

And now Kanawa is killing bear with electric wires?
Knives and bare hands aren’t enough anymore?


9 posted on 10/12/2011 11:02:17 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Daffynition

Is that the actual scene?


10 posted on 10/12/2011 11:03:35 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Daffynition

The phrase “dumb azz” comes to mind.


11 posted on 10/12/2011 11:06:17 AM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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To: null and void
Does a bear shock in the woods?
12 posted on 10/12/2011 11:07:48 AM PDT by 4woodenboats (Obama.....a perfect example of why you can't trust someone that won't look you in the eye)
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To: ColdOne

now that was pretty re-volting.......


13 posted on 10/12/2011 11:10:39 AM PDT by joe fonebone (Project Gunwalker, this will make watergate look like the warm up band......)
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To: ColdOne

That was 2006 in Alaska.

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/electrocutedbear.asp


14 posted on 10/12/2011 11:10:53 AM PDT by thackney (life is fragile, handle with prayer)
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To: thackney
That was 2006 in Alaska. Thanks
15 posted on 10/12/2011 11:25:07 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: ColdOne

No. :(


16 posted on 10/12/2011 11:29:46 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Georgia Girl 2

17 posted on 10/12/2011 11:36:24 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Darksheare
Even a bear knows what a 10-ft pole is for...


18 posted on 10/12/2011 11:38:31 AM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: Daffynition

Necro-ursophilia?

Nothing shocks me anymore...


19 posted on 10/12/2011 11:41:39 AM PDT by djf (Soon you will need a prescription for EVERY SINGLE VITAMIN.)
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To: Daffynition

Oh, great. Now we are going to a barrage of stupid public service announcements like the ones that tell you not to lean your metal ladder on live wires.


20 posted on 10/12/2011 11:44:42 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (It's fun to play with your vision, but don't ever play with your eyes.-1970's PSA)
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To: Daffynition

It seems to me this hunter was a fool to go up to this bear seeing those wires near or on it.


21 posted on 10/12/2011 11:48:05 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11)
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To: Daffynition

Oh NOW it’s just showing off!


22 posted on 10/12/2011 11:49:42 AM PDT by Darksheare (You will never defeat Bok Choy!)
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To: Daffynition

My husband was only a six foot pole, bears left him alone....100% Polish...


23 posted on 10/12/2011 11:53:56 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Daffynition

Generally, you poke something you think is dead to see if it’s really dead.

He had to be close to poke it with a knife.

I wonder what he was planning to do if it got up.


24 posted on 10/12/2011 12:16:22 PM PDT by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: djf; Dr. Sivana; Darksheare
RU needling me? .
25 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:14 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: djf; Dr. Sivana; Darksheare
RU needling me? .
26 posted on 10/12/2011 1:04:30 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: goat granny

27 posted on 10/12/2011 1:06:51 PM PDT by Daffynition (“There are no compacts between lions and men, and wolves and lambs have no concord.” ~ Homer)
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To: hometoroost

Best reply of the day!


28 posted on 10/12/2011 2:42:52 PM PDT by SargeK
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