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Canadian man kills bear with stick

 
 
Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 04:54 pm
'Bring it on, sweetie': Man kills bear with stick (and he's got the scars to prove it)

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A man who was attacked by a black bear while walking his dogs survived only after crushing the creature's skull with a stick.

'I said, in effect, bring it on sweetie,' he said. 'I took one step forward " smash! I swung the stick and broke it over her head.

The 5ft 9in man eventually crushed the bear's skull with the stick, killing it. He then walked a mile to a local lodge, where he was transported to hospital.

Even conservation officers were shocked by the terrifying incident, saying they were surprised he had lived.

Sadly, the bear was the mother of two young cubs - who had to be euthanised because it was believed they would not survive the cruel Canadian winter without her.

Even so, he said, he did not regret what he had done - believing it had been necessary for him to survive.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 04:57 pm
Ya gotta do what ya gotta do.

Some tools are better than others.
Robert Gentel
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:04 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
Just wait for the "This is why all women should carry a stick!" thread...
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:14 pm
The man was fortunate to have the wit to attack in that circumstance. I think many of us would have given up and allowed the bear to do what it wished.
George
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:24 pm
@edgarblythe,
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I think many of us would have given up and allowed the bear to do what it wished.

Not on the first date.
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Intrepid
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:24 pm
@edgarblythe,
edgarblythe wrote:

I think many of us would have given up and allowed the bear to do what it wished.


He is, after all, Canadian Wink
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:29 pm
@Intrepid,
Presumably the cubs were why she attacked...
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:38 pm
@dlowan,
Presumably that was of interest to the bears,
but less so to the guy who was defending his life.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:40 pm
@Robert Gentel,
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Just wait for the "This is why all women should carry a stick!" thread...

Yeah; was it Teddy Roosevelt who recommended that ?
If only he coud convince them to speak softly.
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:45 pm
@edgarblythe,
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The man was fortunate to have the wit to attack in that circumstance.
I think many of us would have given up and allowed the bear to do what it wished.

Yes.
Salvation is to be found in COUNTERATTACK.

The victim 's life depends on his effectively degrading
the enemy 's offensive capability.
He proved that point. This principle is not confined
in its application to defense from bears.





David
edgarblythe
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 05:49 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
I know. we should all strap bazookas to our backs, in the event we meet anything needing to be killed.
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 10 Oct, 2008 09:35 pm
@OmSigDAVID,
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Presumably that was of interest to the bears,
but less so to the guy who was defending his life.


Indeed.

Such is the tragedy of such events.

Although, the fact that it was of interest to the bears BECAME of great interest to the human.
OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 04:30 am
@dlowan,
Quote:
OmSigDAVID wrote:

Presumably that was of interest to the bears,
but less so to the guy who was defending his life.



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Indeed.

Such is the tragedy of such events.

Although, the fact that it was of interest to the bears BECAME
of great interest to the human.

It is unlikely that as he violently defended his life,
analysis of the bear 's motivation became of interest to the man.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 05:06 am
@OmSigDAVID,
David.....there has to be somewhere on the net you can purchase a sense of irony.

Surely e Bay has ONE?
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OmSigDAVID
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 08:14 am
@OmSigDAVID,
A sense of irony can get rusty.
dlowan
 
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Reply Sat 11 Oct, 2008 08:41 am
@OmSigDAVID,
Well, it never got me a Rusty, but it sure helped with some other mighty fine fellas....
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