Alaskan Grizzly Bear Mauls Hunter Who Shot It
A grizzly bear shot by a Rhode Island man during a guided hunting trip in Alaska got his revenge on the hunter by mauling him.
John Matson was a member of the guided hunting party who took a shot at a nearby bear and then went after the creature to finish him off.
When the two met up again, the grizzly bear attacked Matson, who continued to fire several shots into the bear before it ran off into the woods. The incident occurred about 50 miles west of McGrath, Alaska.
Matson was cared for by fellow hunters until help could arrive the following morning, when he was transported to nearby Providence Alaska Medical Center.
The hunting party had to wait nearly 24 hours for medical help to reach their camp because of severe weather. He is expected to have surgery to repair numerous wounds to his head, torso and buttocks but his injuries are not judged to be life-threatening.
There has been no word if the grizzly bear survived the numerous gunshot wounds or if other members of Matson’s hunting party have continued to search for the creature.
This variety of bear takes its name from grizzled, meaning gold and gray tipped hair.
According to GrizzlyBay.Org, you are 12 times more likely to die of a bee sting than a bear attack.
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