Thursday, January 21, 2010

TENT CAMPING AND POLAR BEARS

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Polar Bear Attack in the High Arctic

This is from up in the Northwest Territories (Note to non-Commonwealth readers: that's in Canada) This chap is lucky to be alive. The guy survived the bear attack. The bear jumped on him while he was sleeping in his tent and he managed to get it off of him and shoot it.


ONE TOUGH CAMPER!





















This is call a see-through foot. Polar bears are the top predator in the North American continent.


KINDA MAKES YA WANT TO STAY AT HOME AND HIDE UNDER THE BED, EH?


NOTE TO SELF: Before going camping in the Great White Frozen NorthLand, get your hands on one of THESE:





Extra credit if you can identify that airplane . . . . . . . . . . . . . S.L.

18 comments:

  1. I have seen these pictures before. The one that you did not show is the picture showing the top of his head; the bear had ripped off his hair, he was completely scalped.

    Bears have a better sense of smell than the best bloodhounds. About 200 miles from where I live a camper also sleeping in a tent was attacked by a small brown bear. The bear bit through the tent directly onto the man's butt.

    I guess when camping one does not clean one's butt very well and this bear picked up on the sent from outside the tent. Bears like fish and although I would like to make a comment about a different possible outcome had the camper been female that would not be an appropriate comment here.

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  2. There's an article in Snopes http://www.snopes.com/photos/gruesome/polarbear.asp that has these pics & claims the last one (see-through ankle) is from a shotgun blast - I remember this also, but can't recall from where...

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  3. OK, I'll take a shot at the plane and call C130

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  4. C-160 Transall

    RTLM

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  5. When I was a kid, I lived near Glacier National Park. They had a couple of sick grizzlies that started eating campers. Normally, griz just kills humans and leaves em to the vultures because we smell bad and evidently taste worse. But we're are the food of last resort when a griz is injured or sick. The one bear took 16 shots from multiple 30-06 to the head and 24 to the body before it died and it still managed to maim 2 of the hunters after it.

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  6. The detail of the ramp and the beaver tail suggest that it's a C-130 of some vintage. Can't say what.

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  7. That is one fancy looking Nodwell he is unloading.

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  8. The last pic is from a GSW. If my memory serves me correctly, it was in our EMT book.

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  9. C-130 Hercules: I've walked up - and launched myself off - enough of those ramps; where the hatch dimples out at the hydraulic there's the clue. That and the underside of the elevator.

    S.L.

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  10. Would have been a different story if that bear had worn his armour.

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  11. WTF!

    Gross and scary

    I think I gonna throw up

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  12. thats what happens when you camp where polars live! Keep out in future

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  14. Bears like fish and although I would like to make a comment about a different possible outcome had the camper been female.

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  15. Just like if someone would come by my house, have a relaxing walk thru my yard, could expect to meet me, I guess that, while hiking in Bear's backyard, meting the bear is also to be expected.
    And who wouldn't find it offending if, say I'd be busting in someone's home and shoot the owner for trying to protect his home and family?

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