Raton Black Bear AttackContributors to this thread:
Rut Nut 24-Sep-18
Ursus a. Horribilis 25-Sep-18
I've never really worried much about black bears. I was told about this story by a ranch owner who is a friend of Bridger, the victim. Good thing he had a sidearm. https://www.kxan.com/news/new-mexico-man-explains-how-he-survived-a-bear-attack/1368735613
From: Rut Nut
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That sounds pretty darn painful.
Makes the people that say black bears are harmless look a little foolish. If he didn’t have a pistol this would not have turned out well for him. Thank god he was prepared for the harmless black bear.
My understanding is he now has drop foot due to the nerve damage. He had surgery to reattach the nerves. If this doesn't work he'll be looking at more surgeries for a tendon graft to repair the drop foot. His 14 year old daughter has stepped up and is now running the outfitting operation.
List of black, brown, and polar bear deaths. In North America, a similar amount of people are killed by black bears as brown bears, surprisingly, due to the wider distribution and increased contact black bears have with humans.
Moral of this story. Always carry a gun while walking your dogs!!!
From: Ursus a. Horribilis
Having a bear surgically removed from your leg sounds excruciating. He’s certainly one tough hombre! Praying he makes a full recovery.