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Man Armed With Pocket Knife Survives Bear Attack in Kentucky

Postby Sarah Simon » Tue Jun 29, 2010 3:49 pm

Yowza!

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2010/06/28/ma ... latestnews

Geez, when I was a young punk roaming around Red River Gorge, we worried more about drunk hillbillies, stray bullets or stumbling onto someone's cash crop. Fending off an enraged bear with a 3-inch pocket nife? Not so much!
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Postby peladoboton » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:00 pm

I read an account of Scott Fischer (famed guide from 'Into Thin Air') commenting to his buddy as they approached a climb in BC that he would just go after one of the grizzlies that were known to be aggressive in the area with an ice axe if he had to...and so he did.

The book is called 'Measure of a Mountain'....great read.
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Postby phlipdascrip » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:20 pm

"I was chomped on by a bear, and he was a bad bear, but that doesn't speak of all bears."
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Postby BobSmith » Thu Jul 01, 2010 5:55 pm

First recorded bear attack in the Gorge area, isn't it?
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Postby xDoogiex » Sat Jul 03, 2010 9:45 pm

Peladoboton, I wanna read that!!

Sucks that they closed a whole bunch of the red down. Pisses me off that people are like why do I care, because I'm a boulderer. I only have a ton of friends who go there and it's a major climbing spot.
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Postby Noondueler » Sun Jul 04, 2010 5:53 am

Don't know much about bears but 150 lbs. seems pretty small to me. :?:
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Postby Tbenner » Sun Jul 04, 2010 7:05 am

the scary thing about blackies is, when they attack it usually means they want to eat you. Since they are scavengers, they will go for the easiest meal garbage, carcasses, slow moving animals, veggies........
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Postby BobSmith » Mon Jul 05, 2010 4:41 pm

Noondueler wrote:Don't know much about bears but 150 lbs. seems pretty small to me. :?:


I was looking at the photos that the guy took of the bear shortly before it attacked him and it certainly looks larger than 150 pounds.

And from what I understand, if a black bear acts like that...stalks and attacks...then it's definitely out to kill and eat you. None of this attack and escape shit. Sometimes they just want to score a big stack of protein and calories, and a human body fits that description. Plus we're easy to kill.
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