This is why they carry guns in Alaska

The gentleman pictured with the bear was going for a normal walk in Alaska, when he heard a twig snap he turned around to see a huge black bear coming at him. He was able to get his gun out just in time.

http://thesportsmens.blogspot.com/2009/11/this-is-why-they-carry-guns-in-alaska.html

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Tricia says ... on Thursday, Mar 18 at 6:33 AM

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Virginia says ... on Sunday, Feb 28 at 7:08 PM

I got a little more of the story from a friend. It was a grizz and an old one. No teeth and very little fat. The animal was doing what comes natural......an easy meal available, why not take it? Another reason to have some protection available.

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homie478 says ... on Wednesday, Feb 3 at 3:53 PM

thats on black bear. and it wanted to eat him for dinna

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Michigan says ... on Monday, Dec 21 at 6:56 AM

Big big ole' Grizz that was really hungry. Another reason why I carry when I go for a walk in the woods. You never know what can happen.

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yoruff says ... on Friday, Dec 18 at 9:45 PM

I agree it looks more like a Brown or a Grizzly but a brown is Not a Subspecies of grizzly, a grizzly is a subspecies of Brown

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FAlconest 174 says ... on Saturday, Nov 28 at 6:44 PM

Looks awful thin to me. You can see it's ribs. and the forelegs look very thin, may have been desperately hungry. Notice also the shoulders, how the bones are very prominent. Just does not look like it was a healthy bear.

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Trout Creek says ... on Tuesday, Nov 24 at 8:05 AM

I am surprised that he was able to take it down with a hand gun. I dont think it is a black bear

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alabamaman says ... on Friday, Nov 20 at 12:44 PM

No doubt, it is a brown bear... which is a species of Grizzly. A black bear it isn't.

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Anonymous says ... on Friday, Nov 20 at 8:15 AM

Don't believe that's a black bear, more like a brown or grizzly bear.

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