Man with knife survives attack by 525-pound bear

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by tallbump, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. tallbump

    tallbump Supporting Member

    Couldn't find any incredibly dumb articles to share like my last fw threads, so I thought I'd share one about total badassry :cool:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation-now/2014/12/09/man-bear-attack-knife-minnesota/20127583/

    CENTER CITY, Minn. – In the annals of hunting stories, this one wins.

    On a fall day near Sand Stone, Minn., Brandon Johnson, a hunter since he could walk, helped his camp track a black bear that his friend shot.

    "We wanted to give it four hours before we went out and looked for it to make sure the animal had expired," said Johnson.

    It was difficult to track the bear in the low moonlight and dense forest. Suddenly, what Johnson had been looking for, found him.

    The 525-pound bear charged Johnson, knocking him unconscious briefly.

    "One tooth of the bear just broke the (left arm) bone right in half," he said.

    But Johnson had a 5-inch knife in his right hand.

    "It's just going to town on my hand and I just keep stabbing it and stabbing it and stabbing away and I am screaming and yelling," he said.

    It worked. The bear backed off and soon walked away, but minutes later it came back.

    "I could feel like all the energy and adrenaline I had built up was leaving," he said.

    The bear left a second time while Johnson screamed for help from his fiancée and friends in the woods.

    But, for a third time, the nightmare returned.

    "Once I got to the point where I thought I was going to die, and I got myself to the point where I was ready to die, there was no more fear," he said.

    Johnson said he shoved his hand into the bear's open mouth, stabbing its throat.

    The bear grabbed Johnson's leg, picked him up, slammed him to the ground, and walked away.

    Johnson said he walked with the help of two friends 700 yards to waiting ambulances. Friends found the bear carcass the next day, 50 feet from where the attack occurred.

    Johnson's extensive injuries have left piles of medical bills, and his wounds have prevented him from his contracting work – maybe for good. Friends have set up a fundraising website to help support the family with the goal of raising $10,000.
     
  2. planosteve

    planosteve Lifetime Supporter

    Who was hunting who?
     

  3. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Fundraiser? That man needs a book and movie deal, right there!

    Peace favor your sword,
    Kirk
     
  4. RedRaptor22

    RedRaptor22 Member

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    Thats a good one, but the most incredible badass of all time would have to be one Mr. Carl Akeley, the creator of modern taxidermy, and also the man responsible for having our national parks founded. He killed a full grown leopard with his bare hands, paddled a dead crocodile across a croc infested river, managed to escape a malachi crunch by three charging rhinos, and also lived through being trampled and very well tenderized by a full grown bull elephant.

    http://www.badassoftheweek.com/akeley.html
     
  5. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    It's definitely bad ass to fight off the bear...but it's kinda dumb ass to go wandering through the woods after dark, looking for a wounded bear.:cool:
     
  6. EvilE424

    EvilE424 Death to Dishonor Lifetime Supporter

    I'm with Ajole on this one - cool that he managed it but dumb that he tried
     
  7. When's stalking a bear, carry a large caliber pistol in hand, not a 5" knife...:rolleyes:
     
  8. lklawson

    lklawson Staff Member

    Kit Carson is said to have done the same thing. I'll post details when not mobile.

    Peace favor your sword (mobile)
     
  9. ajole

    ajole Supporting Member

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    Jedediah Smith was involved with a bear...had to sew the side of his head back on.
     
  10. Hermitt

    Hermitt Hey! Get Off My Lawn! Member

    I remember watching an episode of 'Wild West Alaska' last year when Hans and Ken went to vist this guy......