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“I can't find anything on that site with a description of the circumstances.
Just because a bear fed on a body, does not mean it made the kill.”
“that was, ugh, gross.”
“Yeah, I braved the pic because I wanted to read the story behind it. Maybe someone will find a link and post it?”
“The picture looks photoshopped.
I'd like a link to the news story backing up the claims that this guy was killed and partially eaten by a bear. This seems like Cyber-urban legend to me.”
Interesting to note the bear went for the thigh flesh first.”
“Thigh? You mean "hams". Yeah, that is the best meat.”
“I was trying to avoid food terms.”
“Actually, the bear prolly went for the throat first - drug him by the neck to the dining room.”
“I'm not so sure about the thighs being first. The crotch is gone too.
Pathologists are notorious for using food descriptors. It's really disgusting.”
“Interesting how clean the surrounding grass is.”
“Life, and death, in the animal kingdom if it is legitimate. We seem to forget the fact that we are animals, supposedly intelligent.
We stumble on partially eaten deer carcasses and other evidence that carnivores leave behind. This is sobering, but if legitimate we have to accept the fact that it could be us.
My questions are many, including whether it was a black bear or some other animal like, perhaps, a mountain lion.
Grizzlies will kill and eat humans. That has been pretty well documented I think, based on attacks in Yellowstone. I am not totally up on that though. I read an account many years ago about campers who were killed, drug off, and partially eaten.”
“An expert would be able to tell pretty quickly between a black bear, grizzly or mountain lion kill.”
“Maybe I'm unique in this opinion, but if a bear kills me, I wouldn't harbor any ill will toward him if he ate me, too. Hate to let good food go to waste....”
“I'm with you there Martyb, I wouldn't care, but my wife might.”
“The bear would make up its mind whether you taste good or not Marty.
In my case the bear would probably spit me out. "Ptui, Yuck!"”
“Perhaps it was the CHUCACABRE! Hay, no es bueno!!!!”
“Right! What's a chucacabre?
(He stupidly asked)”
“...yellow rain, a flash of light, MARIA!!!!”
“Geo, I posted a job for ya' on the college football thread....”
“Geobeet, it's an alleged creature, similiar to the "Jersey Devil", that has slaughtered cattle and scared the bejesus out of folks in Puerto Rico and I think Mexico as well. In short, it's an urban legend. No word if it likes Taco Bell.”
“...and my post was quoting Fox Mulder mocking the existence of the creature in an episode of X Files....”
“I saw a black bear in the wild for the first time a few weeks ago. So ends my glorious record. However, I wasn't hiking when I saw it. It ran in front of me while I was driving to a hike (Mt. Rogers). I was going about 50mph when the bear jumped over the concrete barrier in the center (4-lane divided highway). He was maybe 20 yards ahead of me at that point. He was off the pavement by the time my foot hit the break, and I began to react the instant I registered movement in my peripheral vision. And people try to outrun these things???”
“That's what's great about this board. While killing time you learn so many useful things.
I just went out and told everybody, "La Chucacabre, hay es no bueno," and they all looked at my like I was crazy.”
“That's probably because you flip-flopped "es" and "no", it should be "no es bueno".
Go out and try it again.”
“thought bears are hybernating (SP??) right now?”
“Gemini - not all bears in the lower 48 states hibernate. In fact, from what I've read, it's quite rare. The grizzlies in Montana do not truly hiberante, nor do the black bears in much of the east. I know the black bears in southern NY do not hibernate, and assume the same is true from here on south.
If anyone else has heard contrary, I'd be interested to know.”
“black bears come out in the winter if the temps are around freezing. They don't truly hibernate, just a deep slumber. That pic looks like it was taken in the summmer.”
“LOL Artex no es bueno.”
Could be photoshopped.
“tekdude - I looked around that site a little bit but couldn't find the story on the photo. How do you know it was a black bear in Idaho?
Even if it is faked, it is still a powerful argument for hunting down and eliminating these creatures.”
“That was si to Lyndy's post, not Fiddle's!”
“That bear I saw was just on the Tennessee side of the TN, North Carolina border. It was mid-November and yes, it was above freezing. I do know that it's not particularly good for them to be running this time of year with very little way of replennishing the lost fat. He was a big guy, I hope he's ok.”
“Gee Violin, I don't want them all hunted down and killed, just the extra 1500 that have decided to call NJ home in the last ten years. This is the Garden State or Suburban State or the SUV State, not the Wilderness State.”
“woah, there goes me feeling secure :) kidding, but I really thought they are hibernating during winter.
Pretty awful picture. dido to violin, even if it is photoshop, it is still powerful.”
“THe bear that ate you would have some serious problems from all the rat poison you take!”
“Pathman is accurate. Mostly they will come out during the day, not at night when the temps drop.”
“Like Violin (scares the heII out of me to say that), I would like to see more info about that photo.”
“That photo shouldn't scare you any more than you should be already. It is well within known black bear behavior to have done that.”
“Still heavily skeptical but here's the additional info posted by the owner of the website:
The bear was killed the next day. Human tissue and body parts were found in the bear's stomach. The bear had been a rogue. This man was a camper in the area. He was not armed. The bear mauled him and then ate him while he was still alive. The scene was covered with blood as the bear dragged him from spot to spot. Where he was found has little or no blood (look at the grass) because he was bled out nearer to his camp.
For those of you who talked about the .44 mag... no way. it might have the power to kill but it is just a pistol. even a small rifle has more power than the .44 pistol. A slug-gun like a .12 gauge is pretty adequate as it makes a BIG hole and delivers lots of knock down and is reasonably lite.
A hunter I know up here, shot a Large male winter bear (a bear that wakes up to take a #&%!$ during the winter). The bear came into his camp area all pissed off and the guy fired on the bear six times with his .44 wheel gun. the bear finally dropped. The killing shot went through the spine. Two of the slugs never even reached the skin... the winter fur stopped the bullets....
Ray is right. get the .700
“I expect Pathman is right. It's within a black bear's abilities, so we take precautions.
What is still not determined is how much grease the guy had smeared on his clothes.”
“"rogue" bear usually means "garbage" bear.”
“I am in Idaho and there has not been a person killed by any bear in Idaho in the last 2 years. This photo is of questionable origins.”
“darn photo, does't leave me alone. I had to look at it in photoshop.
you can see this in your browser too, if you look close, on top and on the left side it looks like the picture is somehow edited, I don't think they beveled it on purpose. Tried to check if someone masked or edited the main part of it, but I can't tell. Somehow it does, but I can't really say for sure.”
“Good eye Gemini. What is with the line along the top and left borders?”
“the victims left hand looks really weird too.”
“[posted this on the jerky thread, too]
Did anyone else notice that this photo appeared about the same time as the "I make the best jerky" thread?”
“Man, I just can't stop looking at that pic.”
“Has anyone had the vegetarian jerky from'Lumen Foods'?”
“Two guys go into a backpacking store and head to the footwear department. The first guy tells the saleaman that "We're going backpacking in bear counrty. It's pretty rough terraine and I want a good pair of hiking boots".
The second guys says "If we're going into bear country, I want the fastest pair of trail runners that you have".
The first guy says, "You can't outrun a bear you idiot".
The second guys says "I don't need to outrun the bear, I just need to outrun you".”
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