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Doublejs
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:09 pm    Post subject: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

My brother-in-law sent me an email about a polar bear attack in Alaska. The guy was attacked in his tent and ended up killing the bear, but none of the attached pictures opened.

Has anyone else heard of this and if so have you seen the pictures?
Have a link to them?

Thanks, JJ
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

I think I know of the email.

Check this link out: (NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART!)

www.snopes.com/photos/...arbear.asp

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 8:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Thanks Dimitri!
That was it, as the first picture was the one that opened in my email.
Thank again, JJ
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 9:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Shocked thats one scary set of photos

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 6:27 am    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Face it, guys, we are not at the top of the food chain in some neighborhoods!

Some critters seem to have discovered that man is tasty, and easy to catch. Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 8:55 am    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

sniper wrote:
Face it, guys, we are not at the top of the food chain in some neighborhoods!

Some critters seem to have discovered that man is tasty, and easy to catch. Laughing

very true but i dont ever want to find out that i am not always on top of the food chain!haha Very Happy

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:55 am    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

I think its a fake. I dont believe the photos. the last photo of the foot, I've seen before. Its was listed as a shotgun blast to the foot. I think someones pullin our chain.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:59 am    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Donut Slayer wrote:
I think its a fake. I dont believe the photos. the last photo of the foot, I've seen before. Its was listed as a shotgun blast to the foot. I think someones pullin our chain.

picture might be fake but that doesnt mean that a polar bear could do that kind of damage to u! NoNo i m sure we all agree on that right?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

I believe the photos are genuine, except the last one. The pictures are consistent with other bear attack photos I have seen. The scalp is usually torn......bears seem to enjoy biting the head. I have seen much worse photos from real bear attacks. At the Alaska Trooper academy we were shown photos from the Timothy Treadwell (the grizzly man) and Amie Hugenard( grizzly mans girlfriend) investigation and autopsy. The skin was removed from her entire head except for parts of her face.......not a pretty sight. Timothy had slightly more skin left on his head with a little bit of his scalp left. Other than the skull, the biggest remnants of the two were the spine.......lots of little pieces. They can really tear things up!!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 4:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Thats Scary, He's lucky to be livin. Thats A lota Animal to deal with.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 11:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

That will keep ya lookin over your shoulder and make ya a light sleeper. Shocked

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2007 7:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Polar bear attack in Alaska Reply with quote

Gruesome pictures. I believe the polar bear pictures are real and the scalp wounds. The foot injury could be genuine, too. Take care...
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