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Patrick, half-eaten, gave the bear a punch on its nose

  1. Aug 8, 2011 #1


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    Sometimes, food resists its destiny.
    Patrick Flinders, 16, was one of the youths attacked by the polar bear on Svalbard.
    Instinctively, when his head was trapped within the bear's mouth, Patrick gave the bear a hefty punch on the nose.
    The doctors had to remove a few bear molars from Patrick's head..

    I like Patrick's attitude, in the midst of the terrible tragedy that he and the others experienced.
    http://news.sky.com/home/uk-news/article/16045672 [Broken]
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  3. Aug 8, 2011 #2
    I can't imagine what that must've been like. Very freaky!
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    This was the first thing that came to mind when I read this:

  5. Aug 8, 2011 #4
    good for him. but i would like to see more training of bears to avoid people in the first place. can we get more firing of boomsticks in their general direction?
  6. Aug 8, 2011 #5
    Sensational thread title.
  7. Aug 8, 2011 #6


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    Bear 1 "You look terrible. You get in a fight over the weekend"
    Bear 2 "Yeah, But you should see the other guy"

    or is that Patrick to all his buddies!!!
  8. Aug 8, 2011 #7


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    That wouldn't train them to avoid people, they'd just get used to us (abd our guns) faster in the long run. The best way to keep beast afraid of man is for beast to not see man very often. We have open black bear season here when there's too many near town. Kill out the curious strain.
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