I can't quit it. [–]allenahansen[S] 1573 points1574 points1575 points 7 years ago (46 children). My surgeon, Kimberly Lee, M.D. This is, of course, just for fun, as we can't independently authenticate these stories. He looked over and saw a large black bear that rivalled a Volkswagen in size and then ran as fast as his legs could move him. A Homer ambulance and three EMS personnel responded to a potential bear attack call in an area off Diamond Ridge Road just before 4 p.m. Monday, Kirko said. Wade, make your way back to position X, Phil, meet Wade at position X. Danny, can you fly to position X and see if you can see a bear?". So I gave them name, age, blood type, UCLA patient number, next of kin, size of shoe, anything I could think of to keep conscious until the heli-evac arrived from Mojave about twenty minutes later. ", [–]sanemaniac 586 points587 points588 points 7 years ago (17 children). [–]allenahansen[S] 1450 points1451 points1452 points 7 years ago (36 children). "You scared him towards us" I yelled into the radio as I leapt back up, just in time to see the bear take a sharp right turn, down hill. [–]allenahansen[S] 1337 points1338 points1339 points 7 years ago (39 children), It was like the whackiest Disney ride ever. So thank you. The company makes their money by denying their policyholders service. If so What was your impression of him? [–]iamaredditer 1169 points1170 points1171 points 7 years ago (357 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 2687 points2688 points2689 points 7 years ago (355 children). That's why you should always make sure you're making plenty of noise in bear country to let the animals know you're around. Edit : I have no scientific evidence that they were right. Did you have that moment of seeing your life flash before your eyes? [–]mistermez 1473 points1474 points1475 points 7 years ago (30 children), "Just got mauled by a bear, better take a note. Too bad they don't eat hay instead of roast beef. If it must remain confidential, you can. The … Thanks so much for reading and commenting; this has been a total hoot! I had no inkling that I was being watched, and was totally oblivious to the danger. Did you provoke the animal, or have any idea why it would attack you? Funny how hysteria works as a defense mechanism. They're oblivious to politics, global conflict, and world crises, and there's something beautiful about that. [–]Dracomister7 117 points118 points119 points 7 years ago (3 children). I guess I probably shouldn't make assumptions based on horror movies I've seen. No music, just my maniacal laughter echoing off the canyon walls.... :-), [–]Ziss0u 156 points157 points158 points 7 years ago (16 children). [–]ipslne 673 points674 points675 points 7 years ago (17 children). voice of Dexter in Dexter's Lab and Granny in Loony Tunes. True story: It was a few years ago and I was working late at my old job as a sysadmin. Quick, up the nearest tree! Do you carry a gun or at least pepper spray now? 9,729 Likes, 236 Comments - remi warren (@remiwarren) on Instagram: “Post bear attack video: I posted this on my Insta story a few months ago and have compiled it here…” Do you still enjoy the outdoors? The shocking story has drawn comparisons to Leonardo Di Caprio's Oscar-winning role in the Revenant, where his character survives a brutal bear attack. Who would you pick to play you? [–]allenahansen[S] 1341 points1342 points1343 points 7 years ago* (18 children). We ALL make sure we go out with a dog or two now, and STAY ALERT! Both my dogs survived! [–]allenahansen[S] 1537 points1538 points1539 points 7 years ago (42 children). I'd probably scare the poor boy to death.... [–]TheRanchoChupacabraj 918 points919 points920 points 7 years ago (8 children), [–]Oops_I_Pooed 132 points133 points134 points 7 years ago (4 children), [–][deleted] 2269 points2270 points2271 points 7 years ago (5 children), [–]kesselrun_7 725 points726 points727 points 7 years ago (2 children), Your statement is truly the only appropriate reply, [–]sirpooperscooper 303 points304 points305 points 7 years ago (18 children). But my tomboy girlfriends who like to run and bike in the backcountry learned a valuable lesson from this. Is there anything you can compare that kind of pain to? Cool info, thanks for this. I'm launching my first book this week, after 15 years as director of an international consultancy. [–]allenahansen[S] 5602 points5603 points5604 points 7 years ago (466 children). It turns out that it's the black bear's shit with the bells in it, but really I wouldn't be able to tell. Props, good story. Sorry to ask this but what specific injuries or damages did you actually suffer? The chances are I've already answered your question in depth. [–]allenahansen[S] 2320 points2321 points2322 points 7 years ago (14 children), Aww. [–]allenahansen[S] 1776 points1777 points1778 points 7 years ago (84 children). Brian Fantana: Well, that's just great. [–]carrot_the_spy 1287 points1288 points1289 points 7 years ago (30 children), Irish wolfhounds should be classified as horses, [–]allenahansen[S] 1865 points1866 points1867 points 7 years ago (21 children). Thank you for participating in this AMA! I've tried to answer every question at least once, and worked my way through the whole thread in doing so. Five years and a dozen surgeries later, I'm back to some semblance of my original self. [–]RayGunn_26 607 points608 points609 points 7 years ago (2 children). Wanted to run (wrong thing to do), but I froze. Frankly, I expected to go careening over the cliffside, so I just spun the wheel and stomped on the brakes as the spirit moved me. I'd love to meet her. Hunting. How long would you have lived without care? I started backing away from Mr. Grizzly, saying something under my breath like "Nice Bear, I am just leaving these woods now, okay, I'll be going now" and talking into the radio "Black Toby, this is Wade, I have a Grizzly Bear, Black Toby, I have a Grizzly Bear." Okay, hospital time. So many readers here have contacted me in the aftermath of this AMA, that it only seems fair to stick around and answer your questions as long as you may care to ask them. Luckily the bear did not seem to notice and he got away fine. Perhaps THE most surreal experience in a lifetime of whackiness. The disquieting meatlump they airlifted into UCLA medical center: (Warning: NSFW/gore) http://imgur.com/bew8pqy, I'm back, and my you've been busy all night. Yep. Basically what happened is that the bear charged, grabbed me by the ears and bit into my face. Bears. Your surgeon must of been great! I am Lee Carter, a candidate for Governor and a member of the House of Delegates. There are arsehole humans, too. But I suffered some pretty gruesome injuries to my face and head. Some have happy endings, some fatal; all are thrilling. How could I turn down that job. Groggy, he tried to listen to the noise. [–]5user5 2816 points2817 points2818 points 7 years ago (175 children), [–]ScareTheCrow 1955 points1956 points1957 points 7 years ago (85 children). The job entailed laying out seismic equipment (cables with Geophones -- vibration sensors) through woods, mountains, and swamps. That last little paragraph really hit me. Since 1900, there have been 158 fatal bear attacks in North America. Fight back with everything you've got because it's trying to kill you. Curiously, many of the nerves in my face were severed in the attack, so there wasn't a specific pain, just an overweening one. If you didn't know about the attack and saw me on the street, you probably wouldn't even look twice. I knew that should I survive this, I'd have one hell of a story to tell, so I made a conscious decision to note and remember every possible detail so I could write it all down if I made it out of there. This is how you do an AMA. Our "Bear Awareness" training paid off at that moment - I screamed and tripped backwards over a tree root, and Phil ran away up the trail. How long was your recovery total? The total recovery is ongoing, and it's been about 4.5 years now. 2:I have to admit, the whole misadventure has made me a lot more wary of animals with big teeth. ", [–]iamaredditer 1878 points1879 points1880 points 7 years ago* (101 children). Correction, if it's a Polar Bear, give it a nice cold Coca Cola. After it had gnawed my head awhile, I decided to open my eyes and look at what was killing me. Edited: "Phil and I" to "Phil and me" per lordofthederps and the rules of grammar. [–]tie_me_down 45 points46 points47 points 7 years ago (10 children). AMAA. [Crosspost]. [–]allenahansen[S] 354 points355 points356 points 7 years ago (9 children), [–]lexxxgrace25 622 points623 points624 points 7 years ago (47 children). A 12-year-old boy avoided a bear attack by keeping calm and slowly walking away from the enormous animal. [–]allenahansen[S] 1230 points1231 points1232 points 7 years ago (29 children). Having witnessed the attack, Moskalyova attempted to flee but was able to run only about 70 yards before the powerful brown bear grabbed her leg and forced her to the ground. [–]pterofactyl 359 points360 points361 points 7 years ago (41 children), [–][deleted] 1015 points1016 points1017 points 7 years ago (94 children), [–]Johnnybravo60025 1102 points1103 points1104 points 7 years ago (43 children). Me right after surgery: http://i.imgur.com/gC2fSbP.jpg Me today: http://i.imgur.com/VyFbW57.jpg, Dr.Lee is at www.kimberlyleemd.com Ah, the beauty of Northern Canada in the summer! You should know, however that Monrovia of all places, is the location of the most bear-to-human interactions in the state, so be careful out there! It certainly knew I was there, and it had been stalking me. Wes Perkins is from Alaska, and he knows how lucky he is. Also, I couldn't see anything, which made for a rollicking good time. [–]iamaredditer 434 points435 points436 points 7 years ago (64 children). Help plz? Right there. None of us make it out of here alive, but I'm convinced that a snappy attitude is crucial to enjoying our allotted time on this planet. Like doing an AMA could be scarier then being eaten by a bear. We need to get you on Ellen. It was difficult terrain, with no roads, so we were flown around from site to site by helicopter. [–]allenahansen[S] 1172 points1173 points1174 points 7 years ago (16 children). Bear attacks, murderers, and lawn gnomes, oh my! [–]ExBoop 5131 points5132 points5133 points 7 years ago (539 children). Reddit's best camping horror stories are not for the faint of heart. She's in Beverly Hills. You are a true American Patriot. So, of course, as I was making my way to the first of the dozen bags I needed to hook to the helicopter I pass the usual garbage, dropped bits of someones nutri-grain bar, orange peels, bear poop, etc. You can't do this to ME!" But there's more to this book than a heart-pounding read. Everyone told her it was because she was on her period. Tony Tighe has the story … By The Editors. [–]l-eos 665 points666 points667 points 7 years ago (4 children). He kept punching until he figured the bear was gone. Even my dogs were sound asleep in the creek bed about twenty feet from me. He wanted to build new memories of the park’s awe-inspiring splendor rather than the horror of the polar bear attack. What kind of music did you listen to on the drive? [–]isisis 35 points36 points37 points 7 years ago (1 child). Heart rate eventually returned to normal. My policy doesn't cover dental, optical, or cosmetic -- the major injuries I suffered. I'll remember that then next time I'm being mauled by a polar bear! [–]allenahansen[S] 142 points143 points144 points 7 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 879 points880 points881 points 7 years ago (64 children). The park ranger asked, "Do you know what the difference between black bear shit and grizzly bear shit is? It sounds like you are on the optimistic side. [–]allenahansen[S] 194 points195 points196 points 7 years ago (7 children). Saved by my thumbnail and my two faithful ranch dogs, I hiked out of a box canyon and drove myself four miles down a rutted logging road to our little rural fire station from which I was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center. And I did. It took all my will to remain conscious and upright so I didn't aspirate and drown in my blood. Thanks for the AMA. From animal attacks to inexplicable sightings, we've rounded up some of the most harrowing, startling, and stomach-churning camping stories from Reddit users. When I'm outside now, I watch my six! The most humbling thing about this whole escapade is knowing that 100 brilliant and dedicated people came together as a team to save a literally faceless stranger. http://static.oprah.com/images/200901/omag/200901_omag_allena_hansen_220x312.jpg Hunting pics are cool as well videos. [–]erogbass 469 points470 points471 points 7 years ago (17 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 1911 points1912 points1913 points 7 years ago (15 children), [–]dollyhepatie 85 points86 points87 points 7 years ago (8 children). You are an inspirational women. In 2008 while I was working on my isolated mountain property, I was mauled by a predatory black bear. [–][deleted] 40 points41 points42 points 7 years ago (5 children). [–][deleted] 499 points500 points501 points 7 years ago (65 children). Everything was going well, they were having fun. By Guy Grieve Updated: 19:29 EST, 25 November 2009 [–]unfulfilledsoul 92 points93 points94 points 7 years ago (17 children). [–]allenahansen[S] 807 points808 points809 points 7 years ago (8 children). And by the picture that i've seen your doctor did an amazing job with reconstruction. If you're in California, it's a Black Bear. It was probably hungry, disoriented from the recent wildfire, and taking a territorial stand. is a genius, so if anyone out there need a face lift, give her office a call and tell them I sent you. [–]d_snizzy 1598 points1599 points1600 points 7 years ago (320 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 3736 points3737 points3738 points 7 years ago (319 children). Then proceeded to give them every bit of personal informatin I could remember: name, blood type, shoe size... First off, they both lived, not that much worse for wear. ", [–]drocks27 239 points240 points241 points 7 years ago (0 children). the main reason they're so anal about you taking care of your campsites is this. As it turns out, the two very best breeds I could have had in this situation, as the mastiff instinctively goes for ground (they were bred to bait bears) and the wolfhound keeps it at bay. I think. [–]hicketre2006 772 points773 points774 points 7 years ago (60 children). [–]allenahansen[S] 460 points461 points462 points 7 years ago (38 children). [–][deleted] 1644 points1645 points1646 points 7 years ago (12 children), [–]headcheese3 1244 points1245 points1246 points 7 years ago (55 children), For those of you wondering what she looks like (she already put up a couple pictures), or what her dogs look like, here's a couple links. Whilst trying to un-do a freshly caught fish, they looked up to see a black bear, growling, bluffing and very angry. I've been a serial entrepreneur, technology investor at Y Combinator and now my new fund Goat Capital. I freaked. So did I read correct that you have met Hunter S Thompson? Except that black bears can be black, red, brown, black and white, golden, tan, rust or mottled. More power to you! Seriously. As outdoorsmen and women, ... We also imagine Sommer has a gnarly scar and story to tell after this encounter. [1]. The building I worked in was rather small. Mercifully, one forgets the actual sensation, but I wrote about it at the time, knowing I wouldn't remember what it was like if I didn't get it down in the near term. The shark apparently throw him out of the water, catching his legs so his entire body was above the water, up to his knees. I thought to myself, "This is the appropriate distance I should be from a bear." There's no real evidence for your dad's assertion. How has your perspective of wildlife and protecting endagered dangerous animals changed? [–]shineq 150 points151 points152 points 7 years ago (9 children). "When you encounter a Grizzly Bear, arm yourself with your bearspray, back away quietly if it has not seen you, radio for help, make your way to the nearest employee, and the nearest helicopter will come to scare the bear away. For this, I apologize. [–]kwowo 171 points172 points173 points 7 years ago (6 children). [–]JaneRenee 981 points982 points983 points 7 years ago (8 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 1130 points1131 points1132 points 7 years ago (2 children), [–]rmsy 2229 points2230 points2231 points 7 years ago* (111 children). Night time rolled around and they put their food up, got into the tent and went to sleep. Updated: September 16, 2019. They make the thought of a cozy hotel bathrobe and clean sheets all the more appealing. [–][deleted] 1721 points1722 points1723 points 7 years ago (61 children), [–]rmsy 1149 points1150 points1151 points 7 years ago (38 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 4294 points4295 points4296 points 7 years ago (34 children). [–]allenahansen[S] 522 points523 points524 points 7 years ago (1 child), [–]PaperJamDipper7 3105 points3106 points3107 points 7 years ago (48 children), "....wow..i'm going to die. [–]allenahansen[S] 1054 points1055 points1056 points 7 years ago* (64 children). It had about 5 small offices, including mine. I am Justin Kan, cofounder of Twitch (world's biggest live-streaming platform). Best to go by the State you're being attacked in. Author and wildlife expert Mike Lapinski compiled this collection of true bear-encounter stories from throughout the western United States, British Columbia, and Alaska. That's so fucked! My little girl eye are glittering with awe at your badassery. That's amazing. The guys at the fire station were champs. If it's a Grizzly Bear, play dead. I watch too many horror movies. I'm glad you fought back and I hope you're sitting there laughing at all of these comments. [–]hopalongsunday 190 points191 points192 points 7 years ago (5 children), I worked in the ER at ucla back in 2008. But I don't hold that against humanity. Then, through the tent's material poked a large snout. [–]bamdrew 207 points208 points209 points 7 years ago (8 children), lickslips: "Ah, polar bear! Two others were killed including a 16-year-old runner who got separated from his group. At the very least we can learn from someone else’s mistakes.Night Of The Grizzly chronicles the last remaining moments of Tim Treadwell’s and Amie Huguenard’s lives, the discovery and investigation revolving around their deaths and w… HADOKEN!!!!!!!! He said he felt no pain, until the moment the EMTs arrived. Mike strongly advocates the use o [–]allenahansen[S] 2937 points2938 points2939 points 7 years ago (58 children). Once I called them, they came running, I don't remember much after that, but there was a lot of fur and blood, and growling and yelping. [–]allenahansen[S] 207 points208 points209 points 7 years ago (7 children). That's why, even with all its faults, I love the British NHS. [–]HasFuckedYourMom 694 points695 points696 points 7 years ago (39 children). I'm sorry for your loss :( My dog died a few years ago, as well. I was doing some updates to the firewall/VPN and had to do this after hours. [–]allenahansen[S] 1924 points1925 points1926 points 7 years ago (99 children). I saw a grizzly bear once in Glacier National Park. EDIT: Thank you for the Gold. That the human body can survive more pharmaceutical assault than you ever thought possible. Today I shipped our largest one-week shipment of YDFA kits (crisis kits for mental health), always provided 100% for free. Sorry for that mix-up. About year ago my father and sister (16) went camping in northern Arizona. I a bit more wary in the wild places -- which ruins some of the sanctity I used to find there, and I resent that. Panicking and crying? There is no evidence that grizzlies are overly attracted to menstrual odors more than any other odor and there is no statistical evidence that known bear attacks have been related to menstruation (Byrd 1988). [–][deleted] 1898 points1899 points1900 points 7 years ago (29 children), [–]A-Quiet-Life 507 points508 points509 points 7 years ago (41 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 977 points978 points979 points 7 years ago (14 children). AMA. Story continues below advertisement It’s unclear how the bears got a hold of the zookeeper, but multiple worker jeeps can be seen parked near the pond during the attack. and he flew off in that direction. Do bears mark their territory? ...except that black bears can be black, brown, red, black and white, mottled, white, golden, tan, plaid, origami, kung fu, gummi, stuffed... [–][deleted] 130 points131 points132 points 7 years ago (8 children), [–]LooksDelicious 183 points184 points185 points 7 years ago (7 children), [–]millsh 997 points998 points999 points 7 years ago (42 children), IM so high right now this is fucking mith me, [–]Havegooda 461 points462 points463 points 7 years ago (47 children). California has black bears, so if you're in California and a bear is eating you, you'd best fight back. If you were to do something to prevent this from happening to you again, what would you do? I've had doctors look at the picture and turn it around trying to figure out where the face is in it. The bear attack was so horrific, hard to look at or to think about. He wanted to build new memories of the park’s awe-inspiring splendor rather than the horror of the polar bear attack. Shucks. Kimberly Lee is one HELL of a good plastic surgeon! 1:46 Quick-thinking drivers save cyclist from possible bear attack on B.C. THIS IS HOW I'M GOING TO DIE!? And a whole lot of blood. If this is the only bear encounter story I ever have I will be very happy. But through it all, I was motivated by wanting to let people know that if a little old lady could survive something like this, so could they. From animal attacks to inexplicable sightings, we've rounded up some of the most harrowing, startling, and stomach-churning camping stories from Reddit users. Surprisingly, I didn't have the expected nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks et al one might have expected. Joe Rogan asks Remi Warren about the time he survived a bear attack.Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1060: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBTrYJ9UIGA See this Chris Cornell? One of my jobs was the "Bagrunner" -- the person who hooks up the bag of gear to the SkyHook (a hook that hangs from the 'copter). But I digress... As I make my way down a ravine to bag #1 I see a LARGE brown Grizzly make his way down to a inspect one of the bags. A Rutgers student who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey snapped photos of the 300-pound beast before it chased him, mauled him … [–]yeti0013 205 points206 points207 points 7 years ago (7 children), [–]crimpingainteasy 470 points471 points472 points 7 years ago (106 children). It never ends. Once I was safe in the helicopter, the pain became overwhelming. In fact, in the ER pics, you can't even tell I'm a human being. 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