Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Three completely unrelated links...

Montague, New Jersey:

A bear bit a sleeping camper and tried to drag him away from a shelter along the Appalachian Trail at High Point State Park last month, state officials said Monday. The bear was killed Friday after becoming ensnared in a trap at the same campsite, officials said.

The male camper, whose name has not been released, was sleeping with a group around 6:30 a.m. on July 13 at the Mashipacong Shelter when the bear bit him on the leg and attempted to drag both him and his sleeping bag, said Karen Hershey, a spokeswoman for the state Department of Environmental Protection.
Duluth, Minnesota:

A 50-year-old Holyoke woman said she punched a black bear in the nose as it attacked her, but the bear didn't flinch.

"It was totally ineffective," Mary Munn said of her attempts to fend off the bear during Friday's attack. The ordeal lasted less than a minute, but in that time the bear bit her in several places, as Munn's dog tried to distract the 150 to 200 pound animal.
Southport, CT, Newport, NH and Prescott, AZ:

UPDATE: Four! Four completely unrelated links! Juneau, Alaska:
As Geri walked quickly back to the bedroom, the bear followed her eight feet down the hallway.

"I felt him," Geri said. "I just turned around and started walking away really fast, and I got down the hallway, opened the door and closed it and said, 'Bob, there's a bear in the house.' I just fell apart, I was so scared."

1 comment:

  1. Dang! Ruger done gave the little SP101 some mighty strong steroids!