One Man's Alaska

Man survives grizzly attack(s)

July 4, 2010

A grizzly bear attacks a man -- twice -- and the man survives.

The Anchorage Daily News has a story of a 54-year-old geologist who was attacked by a grizzly bear -- not once, but twice -- and lived to tell his story. It's actually a very good story about how to handle a grizzly bear attack, because as the story says, a grizzly is usually just trying to "neutralize" you, it's not trying to kill you. (Note: If you visit a place like Denali, they will teach you things like this about grizzly bears, and also the differences between grizzly bears and black bears.)

An amazing part of the story is a .357 Magnum is not considered a large gun when you're talking about a Grizzly bear. While the .357 Magnum made Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" famous, as one man in the story says, "You have to be a very good shot or very lucky to stop a brown bear with a .357 Magnum."

Here's a link to the story on the Anchorage Daily News website.

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