1. Post #1
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    September 2006
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    When Robert Biggs finished gazing at a cute, cuddly family of black bears and turned to continue on his day-hike in northern California on Monday, he thought he was safe.
    The 69-year-old man from the town of Paradise was anything but.
    He'd been watching a mother bear, her yearling and a newborn from about 40 feet away, but he had no idea that he was being stalked by a ferocious mountain lion. As he turned to leave, the cat pounced on his backpack with all four paws.


    "He grabbed me from behind and knocked me to the ground," Biggs told The Huffington Post. "I was on my knees. I had my rock pick out because i was on a steep incline, and I smashed the cat in the head with it. He screamed, but he didn't let go."
    His backpack and rock pick were the only things standing between him and certain death, Biggs said. He raised his weapon again for another swing at the hulking feline.
    "That's when a blur on my left side grabbed the lion by its throat -- turns out it was the momma bear," he said. "I heard a tremendous screeching, some growling noises."
    Biggs said that the bear ripped the cat's grip from his backpack, and the two titans clashed for another 15 seconds. The bear won the battle, probably because it "outweighed the cat 400 pounds to 100 pounds." The cat ran away, and the bear went back down on all fours, humbly making eye contact with Biggs before regrouping with her young.
    Biggs -- who had been hiking the same two-mile trail in the Bean Soup Flat area for years -- left with a few scratches and bruises on his arm. Being a mountain man, he refused his wife's pleas that he go to the hospital, and instead put some peroxide on his wounds.
    He told The Huffington Post that he owes everything to that bear.
    "I'm 100-percent sure it did want to save my life," he said. "We made eye contact. I'd seen the bears before and I know she knew who I was."


    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/0...n_1388219.html
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  2. Post #2
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    MR-X's Avatar
    January 2005
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    This guy is a bad-ass and the bear is a bro.
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  3. Post #3
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    January 2010
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    I bet you she couldn't bear to see the sight of that man being murdered by a lion!
    edit: lol, the man a few posts below me uses a similar pun as me and he's a comedic genius and but I'm a fucking idiot
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    March 2009
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    Fucking awesome.
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  5. Post #5
    ~~so trendy~~
    dbk21894's Avatar
    June 2010
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    I read it in a Scottish accent and now it's cooler.
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  6. Post #6
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    redBadger's Avatar
    November 2008
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    I can bearly believe this story.
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  7. Post #7
    Der FΓΌhrer
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    January 2011
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    i love bears
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  8. Post #8
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    August 2010
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    Insanely lucky fucker.
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  9. Post #9
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    May 2005
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    Then he dies of rabies after not going to the doctor.

    Super badass, but he should see doctor just in case.
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  10. Post #10
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    May 2011
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    Maybe Stephen Colbert was wrong.

    Maybe bears can be our friends.
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    October 2007
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    Wow this happened in my province of Canada, never expected that! .
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  12. Post #12
    I'd buy that for a dollar
    Dennab
    September 2008
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    The picture kind of looks like he has two left hands.
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    January 2012
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    He'd be lion if he said he wasn't lucky.
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  14. Post #14
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    December 2009
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    This guy is a bad-ass and the bear is a bro.
    Or as bro as a momma bear can be.
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  15. Post #15
    IM A GIANT QUEER FEGGIT
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    November 2008
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    That attack must have been too much for the man to bear.
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    December 2007
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    I'd probably just lion the ground due to fear if something like this happened.
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  17. Post #17
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    June 2006
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    I thought mountain lions don't usually attack humans.
    So it's unusual that it attacked, very lucky for him that it jumped on the bag, and a very rare behaviour by the bear.

    Incredible.

  18. Post #18
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    November 2008
    8,502 Posts
    this section has ruined puns for me. stop trying to farm ratings with the shittiest puns you can come up with, they're terrible.
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  19. Post #19
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    September 2007
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    Wow this happened in my province of Canada, never expected that! .
    When did we sell California to the Canadians?
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  20. Post #20
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    April 2009
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    I didn't know John McCain was a mountain man, he was probably with Sarah Palin on one of her creepy hunting (publicity) trips.


    no but seriously this is one of the first stories I've heard where it wasn't the bear that mauled the person to death

  21. Post #21
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    May 2010
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    How unbearable
       sorry   
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  22. Post #22
    The Union Jack would look a shit ton better with a Hammer and Sickle in the middle of it
    Bobie's Avatar
    November 2007
    7,064 Posts
    holy fuck.

  23. Post #23
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    June 2009
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    I thought mountain lions don't usually attack humans.
    So it's unusual that it attacked, very lucky for him that it jumped on the bag, and a very rare behaviour by the bear.

    Incredible.
    Not surprised that it happened, honestly. Mother bears are protective as fuck, I'm not surprised it decided to jump on the mountain lion that was growling and causing a shitstorm so close to her cubs
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  24. Post #24
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    April 2006
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    Imagined fuzzy brown bear just standing on fours and its head turning to him. Then kindly turns and walks back into the bushes.

    :3
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  25. Post #25
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    December 2010
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    Black Bears are a lot more chill than a grizzly bear. If it had been a Grizzly it would have fucking chased him and killed him if he was that close to a mother and her cubs. Still, black bears can be aggressive sometimes, he was lucky that the black bear was different than most.
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  26. Post #26
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    April 2008
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    This is fucking amazing, I love stuff like this, even if it isn't true, I'd like to think it is.

  27. Post #27
    Crash15's Avatar
    July 2011
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    I want to meet the bear

  28. Post #28
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    Dennab
    January 2006
    40,352 Posts
    I was expecting something along these lines:
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    this section has ruined puns for me. stop trying to farm ratings with the shittiest puns you can come up with, they're terrible.
    I can't bear all these terrible puns
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  30. Post #30
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    Dwragon82997's Avatar
    September 2007
    5,015 Posts
    No jund

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    Yes dwragon

  32. Post #32
    babycake's Avatar
    January 2012
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    this section has ruined puns for me. stop trying to farm ratings with the shittiest puns you can come up with, they're terrible.
    What can you expect, people always take advantage of grizzly situations.
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  33. Post #33
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    Dennab
    August 2006
    2,449 Posts
    this story sounds like a scene straight from a movie

  34. Post #34
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    Paramud's Avatar
    November 2008
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    this section has ruined puns for me. stop trying to farm ratings with the shittiest puns you can come up with, they're terrible.
    Stop lion, you know you love them.
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  35. Post #35
    USER HAS BEEN DISCONNECTED FROM REALITY - RETRY CONNECTION IN 5 MINUTES
    Dennab
    February 2006
    22,239 Posts
    I thought mountain lions don't usually attack humans.
    So it's unusual that it attacked, very lucky for him that it jumped on the bag, and a very rare behaviour by the bear.

    Incredible.
    Mountain lions do attack humans. They just won't attack humans in groups, or if the human looks like too much trouble. An old or young human alone is a perfect target for a hungry mountain lion. That's one of the many reasons you should travel through the woods with at least one other person.

  36. Post #36
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    July 2008
    6,181 Posts
    The bear had to go to the hospital for being to awesome
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  37. Post #37
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    Sector 7's Avatar
    May 2005
    3,070 Posts
    I bet you she couldn't bear to see the sight of that man being murdered by a lion!
    edit: lol, the man a few posts below me uses a similar pun as me and he's a comedic genius and but I'm a fucking idiot
    because your joke sucked

    take it like a man
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  38. Post #38
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    February 2011
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    Score one for us.
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    June 2010
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    "I'm 100-percent sure it did want to save my life," he said. "We made eye contact. I'd seen the bears before and I know she knew who I was."
    Really doubt this. The bear was only trying to protect it's young from the mountain lion. The only reason it didn't attack the guy was because he wasn't a threat.

    Still freaking badass though.
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  40. Post #40
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    February 2011
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    That beautiful story really cheered me up
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