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Bear Charge Captured by Filmmaker
Posted on 04/26/2013 3:00:23 PM PDT by navysealdad
A B.C. filmmaker says he's lucky to be alive after narrowly avoiding a grizzly attack while filming in the Robson Valley, southeast of Prince George. Leon Lorenz, who lives in Dunster, B.C., was filming grizzly bears in a nearby valley last Monday evening when he spotted a bear and her cub. Lorenz said he took cover behind a spruce tree so he could film the bears without disturbing them, but the mother bear picked up his scent.
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TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bearattacks; bears; grizzly; grizzlyattack; grizzlybears; sourcetitlenoturl
Bears charge more than twinks.
Okay, that just made my blood run cold as ice. I can’t even imagine being torn apart by one of these bears. I even fear the name.
Beautiful but so deadly. Can we send two of these to Congress. They would take care if things pretty fast.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:11:39 PM PDT
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He needed a bat...
posted on 04/26/2013 3:12:08 PM PDT
(This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
He was very lucky that the gunshot scared the griz away - it doesn't always work, particularly with bigger males in a large sleuth.
Climbing a tree doesn't help either. Sometimes only 6-8 well placed slugs from a 45 magnum will do the 'stop the charge' trick.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:15:38 PM PDT
by Ron C.
Hope the photog had a change of underware with him...I’m sure he needed it!!
posted on 04/26/2013 3:20:14 PM PDT
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posted on 04/26/2013 3:29:45 PM PDT
by DJ MacWoW
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To: Ron C.
He was very lucky that the gunshot scared the griz away
That's what I was thinking. Don't know if I would've waited so long to start shooting. Fascinating that she broke off the charge. Scared not only for herself, but her cub, too, I guess.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:34:52 PM PDT
("When good men who will fight are all extinct, there is no more civilization." - S. Locklin)
Those bears are sure quick.
posted on 04/26/2013 3:45:22 PM PDT
(You don't drive out the darkness; you turn on the light.)
Maybe it’s just me but I think anyone entering grizzly country to do some filming while the bears have cubs is just begging to be eaten......
posted on 04/26/2013 3:47:12 PM PDT
by Hot Tabasco
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To: Hot Tabasco
Thank you! My first thought was to wonder why he was that close, and not even in a blind to do his filming-they are BEARS, not rabbits...
posted on 04/26/2013 3:52:54 PM PDT
("You've got to saddle up your boys, you've got to draw a hard line"...)
That Cub looked like the furthest thing from being a defenseless 3 month old. It was big, maybe that was the only reason Mom didn't finish that Photog off as they really weren't threatened. That gun sure didn't sound like it had enough caliber.
posted on 04/26/2013 4:00:27 PM PDT
I have a somewhat keen reminder of what it’s like. I was at this ranch, dismounted with the horse out of reach, when a bear cub came running out of the treeline straight at me. It was probably thinking “How cute, a human”. I figured I was pretty much dead at that point, because the mama bear soon followed. Long story short, somehow I escaped unscathed, and the bear was later tracked down and shot.
posted on 04/26/2013 4:03:29 PM PDT
by Telepathic Intruder
(The only thing the Left has learned from the failures of socialism is not to call it that)
"..he'd have to run through miles of **** to get to me, not to mention the little girl screaming"
posted on 04/26/2013 4:08:23 PM PDT
(USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
It’s a good thing the bears were scared away by that first shot because he wasn’t going to get off a second one.
He bearly escaped. I guess the Mom just could not bear to eat him. :-)
posted on 04/26/2013 5:31:25 PM 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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