A Hot Lard Kodak Moment… Camping Anyone?

Here’s a little something for all you Thrill Seekers out there.

The following (first two) pictures are of a guy who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. He was out deer hunting when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head. The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12′ 6″ high at the shoulder, 14′ to the top of his head. It’s the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.

Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy; the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport (to remind tourists of the risks involved when in the wild).

Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours. His last meal was the unlucky nature buff in the third picture below. The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker’s 38-caliber pistol emptied.

Not far from the pistol were the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found. Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots (they ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bears dead body), it only wounded the bear and probably angered it (we are talking real pissed off here). The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bears own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

Think about this – If you are an average size man; you would be level with the bears belly button when he stood upright, the bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on it hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows.




You may not want to look at the last photo if you have just eaten. Or don’t look at the last photo if you’re going to eat.


You have been warned!!!!

Picture #1

Picture #2

Picture #3 Remember, you have been warned


One thought on “A Hot Lard Kodak Moment… Camping Anyone?

  1. A great post here about the dangers of communing with “mother nature” and being ill-prepared to meet possible dangers.

    Several years back, I had the opportunity to hunt for Kodiak Brown Bear off the Kenai Peninsula. These are not creatures you take lightly.

    Thanks for sharing the story and the photos. All would be hikers, hunters, and nature lovers, beware and prepared. Know and understand your environment. If not, it will kill you!

    Good stuff!

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