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Sunday, November 03, 2002

BIG BEAR STORY, ILLUSTRATED
live long and prosper big game hunter
This little yarn, along with photos, was forwarded to me by a friend. Could be one of those Internet myths, but it's certainly plausible. I'm not sharp enough to be able to tell if the picture's been monkeyed with or not. In any case, the text:

"The attached pictures are of a guy who works for the forest service in Alaska. He was out deer hunting. A large (large?) Grizzly charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy unloaded a 7mm Mag Semi-auto into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him. The thing was still alive so he reloaded and capped it in the head. It was over one thousand six hundred pounds, 12' 6" high at the shoulder. It's a world record. The bear had killed a couple of other people. Of course, the game department did not let him keep it. Think about it. This thing on its hind legs could walk up to the average single story house and look on the roof at eye level!"

What's up with Alaska, anyway? First humongous pterodactyl-like birds, then an earthquake, and now this.