Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23212 – 1151
Here’s the haps:
In Sweden, they apparently have bears that are called brown bears but are members of the grizzly species. In Colorado, we have black bears, which are not normally as aggressive as grizzlies but still nothing to fool with. Bear species are a little confusing because black bears can be brown or even cinnamon-colored. European Brown Bears are essentially the same as Grizzly Bears. In any case, you don’t want to be on the receiving end of an attack by a bear of any sort.
A man in Sweden and his son were out bear hunting when the man was attacked by a 308-pound (44-stone) bear. The bear was on top of him and had lacerated his face when his son punched the bear in the head as hard as he could, hard enough to break his wrist. This distracted the bear enough for the man to get off a clean shot and kill the bear. Both father and son were taken to the hospital but the worst injury was the son’s broken wrist.