Probably a repost, but nonetheless, had to put it up!
Makes you think about what we don't know about our forest, and could this be the famous sasquash????
> > > >> > > > Read the story first and then look at the pictures....
The following pictures (at bottom) are of a guy who works for
the Forest Service in Alaska. He was out deer hunting. A large
grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy
unloaded his 7mm Mag Semi-automatic rifle into the bear
and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive
so he reloaded and capped it in the head.
The bear was 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
game department did not let him keep it. It will be mounted and
put on display at the Anchorage airport (to remind tourist's of
the risks involved when in the wild).
Think about this - you would be level with the bear's 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 bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up
to an average single story house and look over the roof.
The bear had killed at least two people. His last meal was the
unlucky nature buff in the third picture below. The Forest
Service found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Although
the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with
shots (they ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with
seven 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body)it only wounded
the bear - and probably angered it. The bear killed the hiker an
estimated three days prior to the bear's own death by the gun
of the Forest Service worker.