Fifteen Year Old Saves Dad By Punching Bear: Nice On The ‘Net Saturday

Herb’s Blog, Herbdate 23212 – 1151

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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.

Teenager punches bear in face to save father from attack


    • I like bears, too but I come from hunting country and Bambi and Yogi don’t enter my thoughts any more than Mickey or Wile E. Coyote. I am for legal hunting.

      • yeah, I used to hunt too, but now too old and afraid I might shoot my foot off. A few weeks ago when in Ruidoso, there were Elk all over the town, looks as if they took over from the Deer.

  1. This article might have been a little more uplifting if the father and son had just been out gathering mushrooms and minding their own business. But they were out hunting bears – and found one. Maybe they are better at the first part of bear hunting (finding bears) than the second part.

    I am not against hunting at all. But I also realize that when you hunt something dangerous, there is truth in the old expression “Some days you get the bear, and some days the bear gets you.”

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