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Man Attacked by Mountain Lion, Saved by Bear
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Posted on 03/30/2012 4:47:28 AM PDT by nuconvert

A northern California man who says he was attacked by a mountain lion while out on a hike has a helpful hand - or claw - to thank for his life.

Robert Biggs, 69, of Paradise, Calif., says he was saved by a helpful bear.

Biggs set out Monday morning for one of his usual hiking and gold-panning trips near Whiskey Flats when he came across a mother bear, yearling, and cub sitting on a stream bank. Biggs said he stopped to watch the bears for a few moments, but, as he turned to leave, something jumped on his back and knocked him to his knees.

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TOPICS: Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bear; mountainlion

1 posted on 03/30/2012 4:47:39 AM PDT by nuconvert
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To: nuconvert

Sounds like they were fighting over breakfast..


2 posted on 03/30/2012 4:53:57 AM PDT by montanajoe
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To: nuconvert

Now that he’s rested up he can return to sailboarding with the Great Whites off the coast. /s


3 posted on 03/30/2012 4:56:59 AM PDT by Cvengr (Adversity in life and death is inevitable. Thru faith in Christ, stress is optional.)
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To: nuconvert

I think he’s right; the mountain lion was stalking the mama bear’s cub and he got in the way. Mama was far more worried about the lion than the man and attacked the biggest threat...the lion.

Talk about yer luck......


4 posted on 03/30/2012 4:57:02 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

Yep. Didn’t seem to phase him much. lol


5 posted on 03/30/2012 4:58:26 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I love how he treated himself. Probably doesn’t want to deal with Medicare.


6 posted on 03/30/2012 4:59:20 AM PDT by neefer (Because you can't starve us out and you can't make us run.)
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To: nuconvert
Just another example of life imitating art. This is just like King Kong when that dinosaur tried to eat the lady and King Kong beat him up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYWSOzFMZjg
7 posted on 03/30/2012 5:03:23 AM PDT by Krankor (eenie meenie, chili beanie, the spirits are about to speak.)
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To: nuconvert

Sounds to me like the bear saved his life, and good ol’ hydrogen peroxide saved his arm.


8 posted on 03/30/2012 5:04:22 AM PDT by YepYep ((We've just GOT to love Jesus enough to LISTEN to Him, and Do what He Says))
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To: nuconvert

God might have plans for this lucky man...


9 posted on 03/30/2012 5:32:42 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Cvengr
What? No Hyenas, Burmese Snakes, or Crocks too?
10 posted on 03/30/2012 6:08:46 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: Average Al

This was an all NFC battle. The 49er/backPacker was saved when the Bears defeated the Lion.


11 posted on 03/30/2012 6:28:42 AM PDT by kaboom
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To: nuconvert
How many people do you know that play with a bear cub and live? This story is phoney. This is the third time I have seen this story and is is still phoney.
12 posted on 03/30/2012 6:38:35 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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“How many people do you know that play with a bear cub and live?”

Doesn’t say he played with bears, just watched them.


13 posted on 03/30/2012 6:43:20 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert
The patty-cake game was simply touching the bottom of its paw with his open palm, more like a high-five. He said the mother watched the two play and her only reaction was to call the cub back. Biggs said he is certain that the mother that saved him during the mountain lion attack is the same bear he has seen in that area before.
14 posted on 03/30/2012 6:58:25 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: mountainlion

Where’s that from?


15 posted on 03/30/2012 7:07:51 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

Where’s that from?

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2864999/posts


16 posted on 03/30/2012 7:13:13 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: nuconvert
Where’s that from?

Second source:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2865152/posts

17 posted on 03/30/2012 7:16:00 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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To: kaboom

Good observation!


18 posted on 03/30/2012 7:31:28 AM PDT by Average Al (Forbidden fruit leads to many jams.)
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To: mountainlion

I don’t know if I believe he played patty-cake last year... Sounds like an embellishment on his encounter this year. (which I do believe)
There’s a picture of his arm with puncture wounds at one of the sources.


19 posted on 03/30/2012 8:03:37 AM PDT by nuconvert ( Khomeini promised change too // Hail, Chairman O)
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To: nuconvert

I don’t think he’s lion. He bearly survived that encounter.


20 posted on 03/30/2012 9:10:27 AM PDT by Altariel ("Curse your sudden but inevitable betrayal!")
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To: nuconvert
It is quite stupid to play with wild animals that can eat you. Did he try to play with the mountain lion? People get attacked and eaten by wild animals every day. I don't doubt he got attacked. I doubt his story and his intelligence.
21 posted on 03/30/2012 9:38:15 AM PDT by mountainlion (I am voting for Sarah after getting screwed again by the DC Thugs.)
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