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Posted on 09/10/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT by nickcarraway
Just in time for the release of the new iPhone, a man in Canada has found yet another new use for the cellphone thwarting a polar bear attack.
Garett Kolsun says he used his cellphone to scare off a 400-pound polar bear on the attack, using the light from the handset to startle the animal long enough to allow his escape.
Kolsun, from Churchill in Manitoba on the shore of Hudson Bay a town known as the "polar bear capital of the world" because of the large number of animals that pass through the area during an annual migration got away with only a few claw and bite marks.
According to Canada's CTV News, Kolsun was walking home from work early Saturday in the town of 1,000 when the he noticed something out of the corner of his eye.
" 'I turned and looked, and it was a polar bear charging towards me,' the 40-year-old told CTV in an interview Monday. 'I started running from it, looking for some place to go and get away from this bear.' " 'I stopped and I turned around to face the bear,' he said. 'It was already there, right on top of me. I started shouting, yelling, screaming, waving my arms, running backwards to keep my eye on the bear.' " CTV says the bear:
"... pinned [Kolsun] against the door and swiped at him with his paw. The bruin, which stood about 1 1/2 metres [5 feet] tall, also sank his teeth into Kolsun's hip, although Kolsun says that, at the time, he didn't even realize the bear had punctured his skin." That's when, in desperation, Kolsun fished his cellphone from his pocket and turned it toward the attacker, activating the light. "When it turned its head, I just turned and ran as fast as I could," he told CTV.
The man was treated and released at a hospital and was back at his job as a Canadian Border Services guard on Monday morning.
The bear? He (or she) was captured hours after the attack and remains in custody pending possible relocation, the news service says.
It’d be a cold day in he** before I ventured out in Churchill armed only with a cellphone! Wow, he was lucky.
All those years . . . and then the day (night, actually) came when I really needed it . . . .
There are already apps for avoiding polar bear hunters, so this makes sense.
>>Itd be a cold day in he** before I ventured out in Churchill armed only with a cellphone! Wow, he was lucky.<<
On the Internet, no one knows you’re a bear.
My app for warding off polar bear hunters is an Buck 110.
There are also .357 apps, .38 Special apps , .40 apps, 9 mm apps, 10mm apps to mention a few. All one needs is the desire to word off said polar bear attacks.
??? “The bear? He (or she) was captured hours after the attack and remains in custody pending possible relocation, the news service says.” ????????????
More enviro-commie spew - that bear has had a bite of a man and will now be even more of a risk to humans.
The ‘bearocrapic’ agenda is strong in that one. Matter of fact, that line wins todays’ “Agenda Uber Alles” Award.
I was hiking through Yellowstone when I got between a Grizzly sow and her cubs. She charged me. I reached into my pockets to find something to distract her. A pack of Mentos mints! I quickly took the cap off my Diet Coke and poured in the Mentos mints. It gushered! The bear stopped and said, “My....just like Old Faithful”. Then she ate me.