Thursday, September 3, 2009

Alaska: Alaska man's quick shot kills charging bear

Juneau, Alaska

From the Juneau Empire of August 16, 2009
Alaska man's quick shot kills charging bear

A Soldotna fishing guide's "total luck shot" saved him from a 900-pound, charging bear.

The Anchorage Daily News reported that Greg Brush, a fishing guide, was walking with his three dogs near his home on Aug. 2 when a brown bear charged him without warning from behind.

A snap of a twig prompted Brush to glance over his shoulder. Then, he saw the bear running at him.

Brush said he was able to shoot his gun once or twice as he back pedaled. One shot was enough to kill the bear. He said it was luck shot.

Brush said the bear looked starved and probably saw an opportunity for food.

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