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I received this from a friend via email the other day. I don't know how to verify the story but after seeing the man talking himself out of a bear attack I thought I'd post it.

The downloaded pictures are of a man who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and the bear he had to kill. (killed in self defense).

He was out deer hunting last week when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.

The bear was just 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 Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport to remind tourists of the risks involved when in the wild.

Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours including a missing hiker

The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker's 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol were the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found.

Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots (the Service ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body), it only wounded the bear and probably angered it immensely.

The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear's own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

Think about this:
If you are an average size man; You would be level with the bear's navel 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 particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows.
 

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What downloaded pictures, are you refering to the e-mail you read or your post?

I hope the hiker filed off the front sight on his .38 pistol. I would imagine it hurt like hell when the bear shoved it up his @#$.

This kind of thing doesent suprise me or make me feel bad. When your in that kind of country you have to be prepared for this sort of thing. I am suprised the 7mm was able to stop the bear in time! The hunter deserves a "ata boy" Stoping a charging bear, armed with only a rifle, has got to be one of the hardest things imaginable
 

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He was actually an airman from from Elmendorf AFB in Anchorage. They did a story about the kill in the Anchorage newspaper. I searched their archives but couldn't find it. I remember the article saying the bear was measured tail to nose at 10 or 10.5 feet. Can't remember which. If anyone has 10 foot ceilings in their house, that means if the bear was sitting on his butt he could touch the ceiling with his nose. That is one massive bear. The bear is on display at Elmendorf AFB. Or at least that's what I remember from the article which may be off by a few inches left or right.

I did find this if y'all wanted to see the picture:

http://www.truthorfiction.com/rumors/g/giantbear.htm
 

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This has been floating around for years.
First time I saw it was attached to a pick of a freshly killed, partially eaten caucasian male.
Supposedly the Rangers were looking for a guy missing a week and found him, then the bear rushed them.

It was a load then and still is now.

Wanna really laugh?
Some Alaska state Rangers are carrying MP5s in their vehicles now, your tax money via homeland insecurity at work.
Big Bear medicine that!
 

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This has been floating around for years.
First time I saw it was attached to a pick of a freshly killed, partially eaten caucasian male.
Supposedly the Rangers were looking for a guy missing a week and found him, then the bear rushed them.

It was a load then and still is now.

Wanna really laugh?
Some Alaska state Rangers are carrying MP5s in their vehicles now, your tax money via homeland insecurity at work.
Big Bear medicine that!

You gotta be kidding..an Mp5 would be just about the last weapon on the planet I'd think of carrying for anything in Alaska.Even a 30-30 would be a better choice.
 

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Me too, a friend who lives in Talkeetna was telling me about on of the Denali Forest service guys who rides around showing off the MP he has.
Terrorism funding gone wild.
Want a rifle better suited for Alaska and crime?
Why not an M1A?
Apparently the smaller stature men(read pansies, I served with small guys who could hang with a battle rifle just fine.) and most female Rangers can't handle a real firearm.
 

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Me too, a friend who lives in Talkeetna was telling me about on of the Denali Forest service guys who rides around showing off the MP he has.
Terrorism funding gone wild.
Want a rifle better suited for Alaska and crime?
Why not an M1A?
Apparently the smaller stature men(read pansies, I served with small guys who could hang with a battle rifle just fine.) and most female Rangers can't handle a real firearm.
Would a .308 be suficent to take down something as big as a bear?
 
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