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'He's eating my brain. I can feel it,' recalls bear attack survivor
CBC ^ | 5/16/08

Posted on 05/16/2008 10:49:18 PM PDT by LibWhacker

A 53-year-old man in Saanich, B.C., managed to drive to safety after a grizzly bear mauled his head and tossed him to the ground in the woods near Bella Coola, about 700 kilometres north of Vancouver.

The attack took place on May 3 when Brent Case was on a surveying job along the rugged Central Coast area.

"He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head. It just started ripping the scalp off the head," Case told CBC News on Friday.

"The pain was so excruciating that I don't know why I didn't yell or scream, but I just said, 'I have to play dead.'"

Case dropped down in the fetal position and tried to hang on, but the adult grizzly ripped into his left arm, leaving ugly wounds.

The bear then went for his right arm and bit through the muscle, just missing a major artery, Case said.

"He's eating my gristle and he's gnawing on my head. I was saying, 'He's eating my brains. I can feel it.' I know it's happening and I said, 'God! I hope it gets over soon'" he said.

"I said, 'I'm too young to die. I don't want to die,' and then he stopped."

The bear suddenly seemed to have enough and pushed him into the mud, still grunting and snorting, Case said.

The bear then moved off after the attack. With the grizzly only metres away, Case said he carefully made his way to his nearby truck.

Drives 25 km to safety

His hands were so swollen and bloody, he could barely get his keys out of his pocket, said Case, an experienced outdoorsman.

"I knew that if I didn't drive and have the fortitude to control things, I was going to die."

Case then drove 25 agonizing kilometres to the closest town to seek help. He finally reached a gas station and asked the attendant to call for an ambulance.

"I think my brains are hanging out," he said. "I don't know what's happening here, but I'm alive. I started wiggling my fingers and toes."

A local game warden later found the bear and shot at him, killing him.

Case is now recovering from numerous wounds and has received plastic surgery.

"I said [to the doctors], 'There's nothing hanging out that you're not telling me?' They said, 'No, you're OK'"

"They started using the peroxide and, 'Ooh,' I said, 'that hurt more than the bear!'"


TOPICS: Canada; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: attack; bear; bearattack; brain; eating; grizzly; lobotomy

1 posted on 05/16/2008 10:49:19 PM PDT by LibWhacker
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To: LibWhacker
'He's eating my brains. I can feel it.'

Thats how I feel every time I see Nancy Pelosi making a statement on TV.

2 posted on 05/16/2008 10:52:13 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Peace is not an option)
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To: LibWhacker
“He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head”

For a moment there I thought this happened in san Francisco.

3 posted on 05/16/2008 10:56:01 PM PDT by BigCinBigD (")
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To: LibWhacker

Funny guy. Glad he’s ok.


4 posted on 05/16/2008 10:56:21 PM PDT by CindyDawg
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To: LibWhacker

bet he wished he had a gun


5 posted on 05/16/2008 11:02:09 PM PDT by Walkingfeather
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To: LibWhacker

I’ve never had anyone eat my gristle. I’ll have to try it sometime.


6 posted on 05/16/2008 11:07:22 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Obama's issues would be better resolved in a psychotherapists office, than in the Oval Office))))
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To: LibWhacker
A local game warden later found the bear and shot at him, killing him.

Odd sentence.

7 posted on 05/16/2008 11:19:27 PM PDT by MarineBrat (My wife and I took an AIDS vaccination that the Church offers.)
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This has to be one of the strangest articles I’ve ever read. I just started laughing half way through.

“I think my brains are hanging out...”

If I had a dime for every time I’ve heard that...


8 posted on 05/16/2008 11:45:37 PM PDT by villagerjoel (Give me liberty, or give me death!)
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To: villagerjoel

It reads like a tag line:

“I think my brains are hanging out,” he said.


9 posted on 05/16/2008 11:54:23 PM PDT by Cindy
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To: Cindy

You’re right about that.


10 posted on 05/16/2008 11:59:16 PM PDT by villagerjoel (“I think my brains are hanging out,” he said.)
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To: villagerjoel

If you can feel it, it isn’t your brain he’s chewing on.

Providence has dictated, through the absence of pain and pressure receptors in the human brain, that if anything actually IS eating one’s brain one won’t have to feel it.


11 posted on 05/17/2008 12:03:06 AM PDT by Philo-Junius (One precedent creates another. They soon accumulate and constitute law.)
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To: Philo-Junius

Sorry, but this story sounds like crap to me.


12 posted on 05/17/2008 12:22:54 AM PDT by tenthirteen
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To: tenthirteen
Sorry, but this story sounds like crap to me.


13 posted on 05/17/2008 12:29:08 AM PDT by chemicalman (National sales tax, because poor people spend money, too.)
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To: BigCinBigD

“He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head”

Many of my girlfriends have given me the same feeling.


14 posted on 05/17/2008 12:57:05 AM PDT by Proud_USA_Republican (We're going to take things away from you on behalf of the common good. - Hillary Clinton)
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To: LibWhacker
"They started using the peroxide and, 'Ooh,' I said, 'that hurt more than the bear!'"

Major ouchies!

Thank God he's here to tell the story!

Peroxide! YIKES!!!!

Probably saved him from massive infection though.

15 posted on 05/17/2008 2:20:48 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: villagerjoel
Yes, a tag line can be important.

AV

16 posted on 05/17/2008 3:21:23 AM PDT by Atomic Vomit (He's eating my brain. I can feel it.)
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To: Rome2000

You have a stronger stomach than me. I turn her off immediately.


17 posted on 05/17/2008 4:33:59 AM PDT by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: villagerjoel

Some guys really should keep their trousers zipped. I thought this story was about Bill klintoon or Ted Kennedy.


18 posted on 05/17/2008 6:23:22 AM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Cindy
It reads like a tag line:

“I think my brains are hanging out,” he said.

Yes bu you would have to add: Pelosi said from the floor today, "I think my brains are hanging out".

19 posted on 05/17/2008 7:32:52 AM PDT by calex59
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To: tenthirteen

Pays to go to the link instead of "guessing" what a story "sounds" like.


Saanich resident Brent Case says the bear came from behind him, and started gnawing at the back of his head before tearing away at his scalp. (CBC)


Brent Case says the grizzly attacked his arms before attacking the back of his head. (CBC)

20 posted on 05/17/2008 7:45:57 AM PDT by Bommer (There's an (R) next to his name! I must trash my principles & beliefs and vote for the (R)!)
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To: LibWhacker

“They started using the peroxide and, ‘Ooh,’ I said, ‘that hurt more than the bear!’”

Not funny I spose, but the guy had a sense of humor and gave me a chuckle.


21 posted on 05/17/2008 7:47:50 AM PDT by commonguymd (Let the socialists duke it out. All three of them.)
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To: LibWhacker
A 53-year-old man in Saanich, B.C., managed to drive to safety after a grizzly bear mauled his head and tossed him to the ground in the woods near Bella Coola, about 700 kilometres north of Vancouver.

I didn't do it, nobody saw me and you can't prove nothin'!

22 posted on 05/17/2008 7:51:41 AM PDT by Grizzled Bear ("Does not play well with others.")
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To: Philo-Junius
Providence has dictated, through the absence of pain and pressure receptors in the human brain, that if anything actually IS eating one’s brain one won’t have to feel it.

Comforting to know.

23 posted on 05/17/2008 8:09:12 AM PDT by 2111USMC
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To: MarineBrat
A local game warden later found the bear and shot at him, killing him. Odd sentence.

Yes, I noticed that too, I guess he frightened the bear to death.

24 posted on 06/09/2008 1:50:22 AM PDT by BerryDingle (I know how to deal with communists, I still wear their scars on my back from Hollywood-Ronald Reagan)
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