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OZZ
13th August 10, 12:33 PM
This is hilarious...
The guy was fucking lucky..I hope they didn't end up shooting the poor thing afterwards.

Man punches polar bear, escapes attack

2 hours, 28 minutes ago


By The Canadian Press


A hunting outfitter is headed safely back to the south after an Arctic trip in which he saved his life by punching a polar bear in the nose.


Wes Werbowy says he was in his tent outside of Whale Cove, Nunavut, in the early morning of July 16 when the large male polar bear stuck his head inside.


Werbowy says the bear was standing on his rifle and he didn't know what to do until he recalled the words of an Inuit elder who once told him a polar bear's nose is very sensitive.


Werbowy wound up, yelled "Get Out!" and swung his fist into the bear's nose, with the sound of smacking a slab of wet meat.


The bear scampered off, leaving Werbowy and his fellow hunters safely alone

lant3rn
13th August 10, 12:49 PM
Balls of steal.

Kinda reads like bad novel though, with the whole " the old wise man told me" part.

Commodore Pipes
13th August 10, 02:05 PM
Hey, the bear was standing on his rifle. What the hell else was he going to do?

Shotgun Christening
13th August 10, 02:41 PM
Balls of steal.

Kinda reads like bad novel though, with the whole " the old wise man told me" part.


The guy was trying to steal the bears balls? What a prick, he should stick to clubbing baby seals. Its a lot safer.

Commodore Pipes
13th August 10, 02:50 PM
Oh, I didn't realize he was trying to steal the polar bears balls. He was probably a chinese doctor. No wonder his punch was enough to kill a polar bear. Too bad.

Canada, you can't let them chinese into your country so much. they'll take your jobs and polar bears.

Kiko
14th August 10, 07:17 AM
Man fends off polar bear with punch to the nose (http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/847677--man-fends-off-polar-bear-with-punch-to-the-nose)

http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/00/e5/35f3220c43899f98594f08999b4a.jpeg

Wes Werbowy can still see the polar bear’s head pressed up against his tent’s mosquito netting.

“I wish I could find an artist to capture this image in my mind,” says Werbowy, who survived a recent up-close-and-personal encounter with a polar bear with the help of an old Inuit trick.

“It is burned into my brain — the eyes peering and the ears flat and the head about as big as a bushel basket jammed right toward your face.

“There was just this implacable stare for a thousandth of a second. And I thought, well, it’s my day to die.”

Werbowy was camping on the tundra outside of Whale Cove, Nunavut, on July 16 with three Inuk hunters he was training to be outfitters and tour guides. The party had set up camp with separate sleeping and cooking tents to minimize the bear hazard, but one large male bear didn’t take the hint.

A light sleeper, Werbowy says he was awakened shortly after 3 a.m. in the pre-dawn Arctic twilight by a sound he didn’t want to hear.

“I can hear a bear inhaling with a snuffling sound,” he says. “They do that when they’re on the trail of a quarry — and it’s right outside my tent.”

He’d left his shotgun at the front of the tent. Werbowy started to unzip his sleeping bag.

“The bear heard that zipper. And that, to him, was the sound of food being unwrapped.

“There’s no describing the beginning of the apparition. He was just there — it was instantaneous. I’ve got a thousand pounds of bear, standing on my firearm, his face collapsing the screening of my tent right toward me where I’m still in my sleeping bag and staring at this black nose about two feet from my face.”

That’s when he remembered some words of wisdom an Inuit elder had once shared. The most sensitive part of a polar bear is his nose and if all else fails, take a swing at it.

That’s what Werbowy did.

“I came up off the mat with as strong a fist as I could throw and I punched him as hard as I could right on the nose. It was like hitting a bag of thawed hamburger. It was just this tremendous resounding splat.

“Instantaneously, he just changed ends and vanished.”

Werbowy climbed out of his tent and woke his companions. Simon Enuapik was the first one out.

“I just ran to him with this great big grin and said, ‘Simon, shake my hand. I’ve just punched a polar bear right in the nose!’” Werbowy recalls.

James Enuapik, Simon’s brother, was also in the second tent.

“We tried tracking the bear but it was so foggy,” Enuapik says. “Wes was so excited that he punched a polar bear.”

Werbowy admits it.

“I was on a high that’s very difficult to describe. And duplicate.”

Enuapik says the area where they were camping is known for polar bears.

“Every camping trip, people encounter a polar bear now,” he says. “This past winter I’ve been hunting seals, I’ve seen fresh bear tracks every trip I went.”

He says the trick that saved Werbowy’s life is well-known to Inuit hunters.

“My uncle fought a bear three times. The three encounters he had with a bear, he always would punch its nose. It’s the most sensitive part of the polar bear.”

Werbowy is just pleased that both he and the bear escaped the encounter unhurt.

“I’ve just won a life lottery. And so did the bear.”

bob
14th August 10, 07:42 AM
That’s when he remembered some words of wisdom an Inuit elder had once shared. The most sensitive part of a polar bear is his nose and if all else fails, take a swing at it.

The only words of wisdom I've ever remembered about polar bears is that they're all left handed. Which may or may not be of benefit if I get into a fist fight with one.

Shotgun Christening
14th August 10, 07:57 AM
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/00/e5/35f3220c43899f98594f08999b4a.jpeg

It looks like he's saying...

"and this is the spot where I shit myself so hard it came thorugh the fabric"

SoulMechanic
14th August 10, 10:53 PM
http://media.thestar.topscms.com/images/00/e5/35f3220c43899f98594f08999b4a.jpeg

It looks like he's saying...

"and this is the spot where I shit myself so hard it came thorugh the fabric"
Bullshit, this is one of the most gangster looking motherfuckers I have ever seen.

Ajamil
15th August 10, 08:18 PM
I feel lucky this man is standing in the way of Putin invading America. This man should be our Anders for the month.

"Shake my hand, I just punched a bear!" LOL.

Also:

“I was on a high that’s very difficult to describe. And duplicate.”
Bear-punching addiction is srs business. People get hurt, families get hurt. This man needs rehab before it's too late.

SoulMechanic
15th August 10, 08:38 PM
LOL bear punching addiction. Maybe that could be some sort of methadone for my nasty donkey punching habit.

kick
16th August 10, 02:53 AM
A man goes hunting polar bears in Canada he sees one in the distance and shoots it, it drops to the ground. he runs up to it, the raawr it lashes out and knocks the rifle out of his hands, then says because you shot me you have two choices, I kill and eat you or we have rough anal sex.

The guy doesnt want to die so he agrees to option 2.

A year later the guy has recovered physically, but is upset by the way the bear has treated him, so he gets a bigger rifle and goes polar bear hunting again.

Same thing happens, shoots bear, creeps up raawr, 2 choices, then a polar bear pounding.

Another year goes by and the guy gets an even bigger rifle and goes hunting polar bears again.

He tracks a polar bear for three days, always on his trail but never able to sight him, then finally he feels a tap on his shoulder and turns to see the polar bear standing behind him.

And the bear says: you're not really here for the hunting are you!

kick
17th August 10, 03:24 AM
A baby polar bear trudges through the snow up to his Mother and says "Mum" am I a grizzly bear?"

His Mum says "no son you are a polar bear"

Baby polar bear wanders off, and comes back 1/2 hour later and says "Mum am I a Black bear?"

His Mum says "no son I'm a polar bear, you're dads a polar bear, you're a polar bear?"

Baby polar wanders off again then finds Mum again later and says "Mum am I a koala bear?"

Mum says "no Grandma, and Granpa are all polar bears, you are a polar bear, why are you asking all these stupid questions?"

Baby bear replies "Because I'm bloody freezing"

breen
22nd August 10, 12:35 AM
..........I punched a bear.......
*reply*: snigger jackass