Gut Rumbles
 

March 27, 2005

tell me this one is fake

bearfoot.jpg

That looks like a genuine BIG bear-claw to me. Run that one through Snopes.

Comments

I've go two more pictures to go along with it, if you want em.

Posted by: Nick on March 27, 2005 10:35 AM

He all ready has the other two.The third one is the "Money Shot".

Posted by: Ron on March 27, 2005 10:49 AM

I believe that man just shot the Reverend Sharpton.

Posted by: Bane on March 27, 2005 11:43 AM

As I recall, the bear's real, but the story that circulated with the pics is bullshit.

P.

Posted by: Light & Dark on March 27, 2005 01:01 PM

Hey man, leggo of my foot! Jeez, just because I ain't trimmed my toenails since breakfast!

Posted by: McGehee on March 27, 2005 01:37 PM

Cool Photos, Real Bear....usually accopmanied by bogus stories....Ah, the stuff of urban legends!

This email tale, circulating constantly in one form or another since November 2001, seems to grow taller year by year.

In real life, the big grizzly measured 10' 6" from nose to tail and weighed an estimated 1,000 to 1,200 pounds.

It was killed on October 14, 2001 by U.S. Air Force Airman Theodore Winnen on Hinchinbrook Island, Prince William Sound. The photos were taken by his hunting partner, Staff Sgt. James Urban. Both were stationed at Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks at the time.

Though the bear was within 10 yards of the hunters' position and moving towards them when he fired the first shot, Winnen says, it did not charge them, contrary to what the email claims. "I don't know if the wind was in our favor or what," he told the Anchorage Daily News. "We were dressed in camouflage. He might not have seen us." Winnen's weapon was a 338-caliber Winchester Magnum, not a 7mm semi-automatic as alleged. The first bullet pierced the bear's brain but left it standing; five more in the chest brought it down.

Source: http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear5.htm

Posted by: The Wizard on March 27, 2005 03:13 PM

Why did yo ukill an inoccent animal when it didn't charge after you to kill you!!!!
It was God's creature and you hurt it. Why?

Posted by: pooh bear on March 28, 2005 10:41 PM

To many, this is some archaic honor-bullshit rule, but I believe that a TRUE hunter is one who is willing to hunt something that can KILL him too. Of course, if he's dangerously close to whatever he's hunting, he's really earned the title, but I also know that a lot of people, including myself, would rather shoot the beast from a "realtively" safe distance (i.e. it takes the creature over 15 seconds to reach you if you piss it off).

Oh and Pooh Bear, I sure as hell hope you're being sarcastic there, because humans have been doing this sort of thing since the beginning of time, including those who believe in God.

Posted by: Mob_Triggerman on March 31, 2005 01:21 AM
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