"He's eating my brain. I can feel it"

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  1. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    "He's eating my brain. I can feel it," recalls bear attack survivor

    A 53-year-old man in Saanich, B.C., managed to drive to safety after a grizzly bear mauled his head and tossed him to the ground in the woods near Bella Coola, about 700 kilometres north of Vancouver.

    The attack took place on May 3 when Brent Case was on a surveying job along the rugged Central Coast area.

    "He came up from behind me and started gnawing at the back of my head. It just started ripping the scalp off the head," Case told CBC News on Friday.

    "The pain was so excruciating that I don't know why I didn't yell or scream, but I just said, 'I have to play dead.'"

    Case dropped down in the fetal position and tried to hang on, but the adult grizzly ripped into his left arm, leaving ugly wounds.
    Brent Case says the grizzly attacked his arms before attacking the back of his head. Brent Case says the grizzly attacked his arms before attacking the back of his head. (CBC)

    The bear then went for his right arm and bit through the muscle, just missing a major artery, Case said.

    "He's eating my gristle and he's gnawing on my head. I was saying, 'He's eating my brains. I can feel it.' I know it's happening and I said, 'God! I hope it gets over soon'" he said.

    "I said, 'I'm too young to die. I don't want to die,' and then he stopped."

    The bear suddenly seemed to have enough and pushed him into the mud, still grunting and snorting, Case said.

    The bear then moved off after the attack. With the grizzly only metres away, Case said he carefully made his way to his nearby truck.
    Drives 25 km to safety

    His hands were so swollen and bloody, he could barely get his keys out of his pocket, said Case, an experienced outdoorsman.

    "I knew that if I didn't drive and have the fortitude to control things, I was going to die."

    Case then drove 25 agonizing kilometres to the closest town to seek help. He finally reached a gas station and asked the attendant to call for an ambulance.

    "I think my brains are hanging out," he said. "I don't know what's happening here, but I'm alive. I started wiggling my fingers and toes."

    A local game warden later found the bear and shot at him, killing him.

    Case is now recovering from numerous wounds and has received plastic surgery.

    "I said [to the doctors], 'There's nothing hanging out that you're not telling me?' They said, 'No, you're OK'"

    "They started using the peroxide and, 'Ooh,' I said, 'that hurt more than the bear!'"

    Link
    bc-080516-bear-maul1.
     
  2. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Good thing he didn't attack me, he would have starved :lol:
     
  3. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    [fnny]
     
  4. BigO01

    BigO01 Monkey+++ Founding Member

    A sandwhich just ain't a sandwhich without Miracle Whip ! [gone]
     
  5. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    cjd??? from colt???
    ZOMBIE bear????
    (man/ bear/ pig)?
     
  6. kckndrgn

    kckndrgn Moderator Moderator Founding Member

    Tango,
    My first thought was "ZOMBIE bear"! LOL what ammo would be best for ZOMBIE bears?

    Sucks to be that dude, hope he continues to recover.
     
  7. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    I've been wondering what he was doing in bear country without something that would discourage a brain eating bruin. Then I read it again. Canada is what it is when it come to discouraging devices.
     
  8. franks71vw

    franks71vw Monkey+++

    smith and wesson 500. empty all 5 rounds and the ZOMBIE bear should go down...
     
  9. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    American Derringer Alaskan Survival Model

    This is a M-4 Alaskan Survival Model derringer.
    Top barrel fires the mighty 45-70 Government, bottom fires 45 long colt, or 3" 410 shotgun.
    pix902375968. pix902376031. pix902376562. pix902376593.
     
  10. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    My OATH!!. Why two barrels? The first one has to be almost uncontrollable, no way to get off a second blast!!
     
  11. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    Put your hand in his mouth and pull and and a sun roof to the back of his[beer] head.
     
  12. ghrit

    ghrit Ambulatory anachronism Administrator Founding Member

    'Bout the only way to hold that puppy down would be if you did stick it in his mouth. Waugh!!
     
  13. CBMS

    CBMS Looking for a safe place

    These are good pistols (so I have heard) However it wouldn't have done this man ANY good, as he was i Canada, and not allowed to travel with a handgun unless its to a (approved) range.
    Funnily enough I live in the same area this guys is from, Its a pretty rural place, however Legal firearms are far and few between.
     
  14. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    .45-70 hurts just to think about touching that monster off.

    Just goes to prove: "One should not drink and machine..."
     
  15. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    Speaking of bear protection.How effective do you guys think a1911/2mags(16rnds)of ball would be on a black bear?We don't have browns or grizzlies...
     
  16. Quigley_Sharps

    Quigley_Sharps The Badministrator Administrator Founding Member

    they work fine been there
     
  17. ColtCarbine

    ColtCarbine Monkey+++ Founding Member

    Either way you'll have a limp wrist lighting off both barrels. I would hope I never need to get that close or that I don't miss with 6 shots of 44mag.
     
  18. E.L.

    E.L. Moderator of Lead Moderator Emeritus Founding Member


    Ditto.
     
  19. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    ??[dunno]
    Gonna leave us in suspense??? Details mandingo! we must have details! Did he go for your brain?[gun]
     
  20. monkeyman

    monkeyman Monkey+++ Moderator Emeritus Founding Member

    I thought I was gonna be a smart azz on what to use by suggesting someone make a handgun or deringer to shoot .50 BMG but given they already make one in .45-70, I guess they probably make the .50 too.
     
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