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Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion

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avatar Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 15, 2009 07:32PM
A reunion of participants in 1959 attack, except the bear.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5jvLY3snNVOBdZB3sn3BIAy01jYPAD98R1E284
Grizzly bear victim, savior to meet in Montana
By SUSAN GALLAGHER
HELENA, Mont. (AP) — Joseph Williams was a 20-year-old Midwesterner hungry for adventure in 1959 when a hike through Glacier National Park turned into a vicious encounter with a grizzly bear.
Williams tangled with the bear for 45 minutes, getting mauled, fighting back and breaking free before the beast chased him down and attacked again. Then a young park ranger showed up and shot the bear dead.
Fifty years later, Williams and the ranger, Don Dayton, planned to visit the park together Thursday to commemorate the near-fatal ordeal.

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And such attacks are rare in Glacier. On average, Glacier has less than one bear "incident" a year, an incident being the injury of a human through contact with a grizzly or a black bear, park spokeswoman Amy Vanderbilt said.
The deaths of 10 people have been attributed to grizzlies since the park was established in 1910, Vanderbilt said......



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avatar Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 15, 2009 07:42PM
Humans are just not very edible.
avatar Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 16, 2009 05:50PM
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Vince
Humans are just not very edible.

No, I will not ask how you know that...
Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 16, 2009 07:43PM
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Vince
Humans are just not very edible.

Good thing for us. If we were gourmet items, hiking, surfing, etc. would be a lot more stressful. And probably a lot more people would agree with Vince's feelings on guns...

Probably few or none of the incidents had anything to do with the bear wanting food. Sharks have been known to spit people (or parts thereof) out after discovering they're not a seal...



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avatar Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 16, 2009 07:47PM
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Sierrafan
If we were gourmet items, hiking, surfing, etc. would be a lot more stressful.

Either that or the creatures that considered us tasty would be extinct.
avatar Re: Glacier: 1959 Bear Attack Reunion
June 20, 2009 07:55PM
Further grisly details of grizzly bear attack 50 yrs ago, not for faint of heart:

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2009/6/20/745033/-A-Grizzly-Ate-My-BrotherPerseverance-in-Tough-Times



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