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Canadian man fends off attacking bear by grabbing its tongue
upi ^ | Oct. 12, 2013

Posted on 10/13/2013 4:30:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono

GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick, - A Canadian man says he successfully fended off an attacking black bear by grabbing its tongue.

Gilles Cyr says he was walking through his wooded property near Grand Falls, New Brunswick, two weeks ago when the bruin burst out of the woods and assailed him, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday.

"When I opened up my eyes it was on top of me -- with the friggin' noise, it's crazy the way it growls," Cyr said. 'His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had his tongue in my hand and I didn't want to let go because he was trying to fight me off. So he was hitting me with his claws, so I says, 'If you're going to hurt me, I'm going to hurt you too.' So he was biting his tongue at the same time."

Cyr said he thought he was a goner.

"For a second, I thought I was dead ... that's the first thing that comes to your mind when you open your eyes and see that friggin' mouth full of teeth and a tongue in there," he said. "It's like ... an extreme sport."

Cyr said escaped behind a tree, lucky to wind up with only superficial claw wounds to his belly and a bite on his knee.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: bear


1 posted on 10/13/2013 4:30:30 AM PDT by JoeProBono
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To: JoeProBono

Is he sure that wasn’t Miley Cyrus?


2 posted on 10/13/2013 4:39:47 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: JoeProBono; fanfan; null and void; Monkey Face; Tax-chick; NicknamedBob; Lakeshark; Borax Queen; ...

Fanfan, I’m disappointed.
You need to train the bear better in self defense!
/ kidding!


3 posted on 10/13/2013 4:42:04 AM PDT by Darksheare (Try my coffee, first one's free..... Even robots will kill for it!)
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To: left that other site

ROFL!


4 posted on 10/13/2013 4:44:15 AM PDT by gattaca ("Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal." Thomas Jefferson)
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To: gattaca

:-P


5 posted on 10/13/2013 4:54:02 AM PDT by left that other site (You Shall Know the Truth, and the Truth Shall Set You Free...John 8:32)
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To: Darksheare

6 posted on 10/13/2013 5:09:35 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: Squawk 8888

Lookee here :-)

Regards

alfa6 ;>}


7 posted on 10/13/2013 5:21:56 AM PDT by alfa6
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To: JoeProBono
I had a similar experience myself son... only I didn't grab his tongue... I had to make it more personal. I haven't seen that bear again since that fateful day!!

commander mcbragg photo: Commander McBragg underdog-mcbragg.jpg

8 posted on 10/13/2013 5:33:46 AM PDT by missnry (The truth will set you free ... and drive liberals crazy!)
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To: JoeProBono

I guess “NRRROWWRRR!!! Nam nunna neet noo” just doesn’t pack much of a threat.


9 posted on 10/13/2013 5:39:26 AM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: JoeProBono

I tried that with my second wife.. I guess it doesn’t always work, but in either case, in an emergency it’s worth a try.. ugh .. :)


10 posted on 10/13/2013 5:41:49 AM PDT by carlo3b (RUFFLE FEATHERS, and destroy their FEATHER NEST!)
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To: JoeProBono

Quite a novel approach ! What person or animal would purposely bite down on their own tongue to get food or (now we learn) defend itself ! WOW !


11 posted on 10/13/2013 6:35:59 AM PDT by AKinAK (Keep your powder dry pilgrim.)
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To: kanawa

You Canadians...


12 posted on 10/13/2013 6:40:58 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: null and void

Hehehe

I had a dream I used chopsticks,
so I carry a pair around now in case I get a chance to try them out.


13 posted on 10/13/2013 6:47:30 AM PDT by kanawa
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To: JoeProBono

Sounds like he may have seen “Heaven’s Gate.”. There’s a scene where Geoffrey Lewis offers that technique.


14 posted on 10/13/2013 6:51:31 AM PDT by william clark (Ecclesiastes 10:2)
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To: kanawa

LOL!


15 posted on 10/13/2013 6:55:17 AM PDT by null and void (I'm betting on an Obama Trifecta: A Nobel Peace Prize, an Impeachment, AND a War Crimes Trial...)
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To: missnry

Commander McBragg!!!


16 posted on 10/13/2013 7:18:25 AM PDT by sauron ("Truth is hate to those who hate Truth" --unknown)
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To: JoeProBono

At what point did he let go of the tongue?


17 posted on 10/13/2013 7:41:27 AM PDT by FreeReign
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To: null and void

18 posted on 10/13/2013 7:41:29 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono; Clive; exg; Alberta's Child; albertabound; AntiKev; backhoe; Byron_the_Aussie; ...
To all- please ping me to Canadian topics.

Canada Ping!

19 posted on 10/13/2013 7:53:16 AM PDT by Squawk 8888 (I'd give up chocolate but I'm no quitter)
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To: JoeProBono

LOL


20 posted on 10/13/2013 7:54:38 AM PDT by goat granny
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To: Squawk 8888

21 posted on 10/13/2013 8:02:25 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Bear tongues are actually "fruit roll-ups" (lots of great pics)
22 posted on 10/13/2013 8:04:42 AM PDT by ken5050 (Benghazi investigation update: "The plot thickens, like Hillary Clinton's ankles.." (longfellow")
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To: goat granny

23 posted on 10/13/2013 8:05:31 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono
Good God...I knew those Canucks were kinda kinky but this?
24 posted on 10/13/2013 8:29:51 AM PDT by Gay State Conservative (Osama Obama Care: A Religion That Will Have You On Your Knees!)
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To: ken5050

25 posted on 10/13/2013 8:37:03 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: JoeProBono

Being Sunday etal and this being a ‘family’ site....

Didn’t Michael Douglas lay claim to his tongue cancer being caused by ‘oral $eX’?

If so, if he were equipped like Brer` Bear here....etc etc...

understand his wife of 13(?) years Catherine Zeta Jones is leaving him.

Are the two ‘subjects’ related?

‘nuff said..


26 posted on 10/13/2013 9:02:03 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 --Egoist:A person of low taste, more interested in himself than me. (Ambrose Bierce))
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To: JoeProBono; kanawa; Fred Nerks; LucyT

Freepers have bested bears in the past, as in the case of freeper Kanawa, who was forced to stab a stalking bear to death to save his loyal pooch, caught in the jaws of the beast.

The Free Republic posting telling the story from 2006 is here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/1670661/posts

Black bear in New Brunswick are very numerous this year, it seems.


27 posted on 10/13/2013 9:04:05 AM PDT by Candor7 (Obama fascism article:(http://www.americanthinker.com/2009/05/barack_obama_the_quintessentia_1.html))
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To: missnry

Outstanding!


28 posted on 10/13/2013 9:04:49 AM PDT by MUDDOG
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To: missnry

Very good.


29 posted on 10/13/2013 9:27:36 AM PDT by windcliff
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To: JoeProBono

I call BS on this story!

I lived next to two of the Cyr boys 30 years ago and neither one of them, father or son, would have grabbed that bear’s tongue - he’d have cold-cocked him straight-up, one punch.

Those Cyr boys are tough, I tell you.


30 posted on 10/13/2013 9:30:07 AM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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To: Candor7; kanawa

Kanawa


31 posted on 10/13/2013 9:48:15 AM PDT by JoeProBono (SOME IMAGES MAY BE DISTURBING VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED;-{)
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To: left that other site

When attacked by a black bear, grab its tongue. Check.
Glad I got that one covered.


32 posted on 10/13/2013 11:08:40 AM PDT by 3Fingas (Sons and Daughters for Freedom and Rededicaton to the Principles of the U.S. Constitution)
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