25 July 2014

Hiker Kills Bear After It Attacked Him

Around 1 p.m. Thursday the unidentified man was walking along Eagle River Trail, a private road leading to his home, when his dogs sprinted ahead out of sight.

Moments later the dogs came rushing back with a brown bear sow and a cub on their heels.

The bear turned attention away from the canines to the man, chomping his upper arm and hand, but he was able to draw his handgun and fired three rounds into the bear.

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* Eagle River is a dozen miles north of Anchorage.


PioneerPreppy said...

Good thing he was carrying. I was gonna say armed but then I remember where the bear was chomping :)

Rev. Paul said...


Old NFO said...

Ouch... Glad he was armed... carrying... whatever! HAD A GUN!!!

Sandy said...

Rev. Paul,

I hope they find the cub since mama bear is not longer alive.

Rev. Paul said...

NFO, at least he did that much right. If he'd had the dogs on leashes, the attack might not have happened at all.

Sandy, they will be looking for the cubs. That's S.O.P. here.