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xAUSxReap3r t1_jcnyq2k wrote


listingpalmtree t1_jcpditu wrote

The craziest part to me is that they only knew each other for 1.5 months.

Diving on a bear to save my husband? Sure. Some dude I've just sort of known for a bit? No. That's insane.


Hobear t1_jcppte4 wrote

Where are we on the friend meter? Call 911 or just walk away assuming someone else might have already cuz taco bell is giving out free tacos and they are almost out?


listingpalmtree t1_jcpzyuh wrote

I mean, you're a ho bear. I'd assume you're into it and leave you guys to it.


CerealTheLegend t1_jcpulby wrote

Oooh, free tacos.



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Harsimaja t1_jcqc34r wrote

There’s a reason it’s usually the other way around. And fair to remember both these guys are college wrestlers. Sure, a grizzly is way stronger, but being 30% as strong with fighting experience gives one a hell of a better shot than being 10-15% as strong with far less, especially since it’s still taking on two people.


informativebitching t1_jcqstcr wrote

Good on you. My wife would definitely not make an attempt to save me from a grizzly.


Antani101 t1_jcrircz wrote

yeah that's crazy, he bearly knew the dude


informativebitching t1_jcqsv65 wrote

Good on you. My wife would definitely not make an attempt to save me from a grizzly.


listingpalmtree t1_jcr1nvl wrote

What can I say? Living without him would be something of an inconvenience.


Wuznotme t1_jcrgkhj wrote

> Diving on a bear to save my husband? Sure

That's so much better than this man's wife who bravely filmed her husband being attacked by a deer.


SalltyJuicy t1_jcru093 wrote

I feel like if you're a hunter you should be prepared for these kind of situations? So I think this is kind of funny if I'm being honest. Thanks for sharing lol!


savetheattack t1_jcrqy6v wrote

When an opportunity for Valhalla presents itself, you seize that opportunity.


informativebitching t1_jcqsunn wrote

Good on you. My wife would definitely not make an attempt to save me from a grizzly.


xavier120 t1_jcrecl2 wrote

It's a good thing his skull was there or his brain would have been in real trouble.


joepanda111 t1_jcrupl9 wrote

Could have been worse.

Then, astonished onlookers could "bearly" believe what happened next--Barry began to brutally rape zookeeper Gilks!


Em_Adespoton t1_jcnjzel wrote

Quite the event to share with the grandkids.

I do take issue with one statement though:

> which just might be the most dangerous creature on earth

Where I come from, there’s a saying: if it’s black, fight back. If it’s brown, lie down. If it’s white, goodnight.

A grizzly wouldn’t stand a chance against a polar bear.


TheSmegger t1_jco7ols wrote

The recommendation for dealing with a polar bear, if you have no weapon, is to run to water asap. Then dive in and inhale... It's a much better way to die than being torn to shreds, while being kept alive as long as possible.


TolMera t1_jcp7gck wrote

Wtf? They keep you alive!


orangethepurple t1_jcpdx9h wrote

Kind of, it's not that they're trying to. Bears just don't give the courtesy of making sure you're dead first before they start eating like tigers.


Anangrywookiee t1_jcqgj9d wrote

That’s why I always do my best to stick my head right into the polar bears mouth.


TolMera t1_jcqyjlf wrote

That would make an intense video game. You’re not dead until you’re actually dead


King-Krown t1_jcnz7eu wrote

I didn't know there was such a big weight difference.. Damn.


Spirited-Relief-9369 t1_jcodtll wrote

There's also the difference in aggression; polar bears live in an arctic desert, where anything and everything that can be killed and eaten has to be in the name of survival.

That's why the loss of their habitat, causing them to flee southwards, has already led to human deaths.


NotAnotherEmpire t1_jcp8hn8 wrote

Polar bear could be hurt enough fighting a grizzly to not want to.

The problem is polar bears aren't afraid of anything. They have no evolutionary pressure on fear besides more formidable polar bears.


manzanita2 t1_jcq0cjt wrote

it might be added that the way the get formidable is by eating everything else.


BugSamurai t1_jcqkbm1 wrote

While I agree a polar bear encounter is more deadly than a grizzly encounter, how often do people encounter polar bears? I'd say there's a solid chance I'll never be in polar bear country in my lifetime, but the range of the brown/grizzly overlaps with human civilization much more. This is from a North American perspective btw. I'd bet brown bear is at the top of the list of animal deaths in NA.


Harsimaja t1_jcqd5ht wrote

Right. It’s not even the most dangerous bear in the U.S. Globally hippos, tigers, some highly venomous snakes/spiders/jellyfish, extremely poisonous frogs and various living infectious agents and vectors would probably be up there too. And crocs, depending on what you’re doing at the time.


MizElaneous t1_jcqp3go wrote

Have you met many grizzly or polar bears? Polar bears are far more risk averse than grizzly bears. A grizzly bear can survive with a broken leg, a polar bear can't, and they know it.


thunderawesome t1_jcprzwm wrote

I shouldn't laugh... But the coach saying they won't be playing for the rest of the season is such a coach thing to say 😂


Harsimaja t1_jcqdisd wrote

I mean, if someone said that, I’d indeed probably assume it was their coach


Artemis_Understood OP t1_jcngkoy wrote

Best article I've read in a long time.


scottymac87 t1_jcpodgd wrote

Agree. I haven’t made it through a while article like that in a while. I’m usually only surface reading.


Whyevenlive88 t1_jcrn1pr wrote

Huge disagree. Reads more like someone trying to get their first book published and failing rather than trying to distribute news or a real story. Literally cringed in several parts.


SignificantHippo8193 t1_jcnnxaf wrote

When you fight a bear with your bare hands and win.


Texastexastexas1 t1_jcoqqgh wrote

That is an excellent article, thank you. Absolute hero.


I_Has_A_Hat t1_jcq5fol wrote

It's an excellent story, it's a shit article. The writing style reads like a crappy YA novel.


tullyinturtleterror t1_jcqxe4z wrote

Hot take: It's a meh story and an amazing article, if read through the lens of a gay romance novella.


AngelOfLight2 t1_jco47dj wrote

Then he barbequed the vanquished bear and was henceforth referenced to as "Bear Grills."


TolMera t1_jcp7p31 wrote

Bear Grills, grills bear.

Bear grills Bear Grills.

Bear Grills grills Bear Grills bear.


AngelOfLight2 t1_jcpp8d0 wrote

It's also laid bare for every bear and bare chested Bear Grylls now!


Harsimaja t1_jcqdpq9 wrote

*Bear Grylls grills bear.

Bear grills Bear Grylls.

Bear Grylls grills Bear Grylls’ bear.


Christ_on_a_Crakker t1_jcqobw4 wrote

"I would have rather died than have gotten away and known I could have helped," Kendell told him.



SpectralMagic t1_jcpwbrr wrote

Absolutely metal, incredible story to tell for years to come. "Yeah, I actually wrestled a grizzly bear 🥱"


kingmiltar t1_jcpdq7u wrote

Check twitter khabib is paying for this dude’s flight to Dagestan


planet_robot t1_jcopvu3 wrote

>"I was going to be a snack," Kendell says.



nsmn84 t1_jcpt11s wrote

Good thing it wasn’t a black bear on cocaine. Man would be dead.


Gloomy_Possession-69 t1_jcoxmyq wrote

I wonder if the friend who tried to fight the bear had also gone passive if the bear would have just left them alone. Brown bears don't really eat people, and the guy who played passive just got a broken arm. Guy who tried to fight got absolutely mauled. Either way, I'm glad both are going to be just fine.

Black fight back, brown lie down, white goodnight. Black and polar bears will eat you, but black bears are often small enough to fight off. Polar bears are far too big. Brown bears won't eat you, just fight until they feel the threat is over.


WalkerBRiley t1_jcp862w wrote

Every, and I do mean every, black bear I've ever come across has run away with a bit of noise. I go on frequent hiking and camping trips in Northern Maine where they are very prevalent and have come across a good number.


Gloomy_Possession-69 t1_jcpvfhi wrote

Yes, sometimes if they are starving they will try to predate a human. 99/100 times they just run away


JustinArmuchee t1_jcpsw7y wrote

If it drops from on high, your time is nigh. For too many years, our bear danger poems have neglected the drop bear. And they're angry.


Isolation_ t1_jcrn3ez wrote

I'd be the most insufferable person for the rest of my life.

"oh yeah well I wrestled a Grizzly bear once"


eXtace t1_jcqfcy0 wrote

How do they manage to walk from the sheer size of their balls?


substituted_pinions t1_jcopc8a wrote

Can’t wait for his NYTimes bestseller “the day I learned Cletus was an alien robot”.


fiendishrabbit t1_jcqzvb3 wrote

The big question is. If a woman in a bar asks you about that facial scar, do you tell the truth or do you lie about it because the story is just too unbelievable?


BarnabyWoods t1_jcrr856 wrote

They went hiking in grizzly country with no bear spray. Not very smart.


_Morvar_ t1_jcqve1d wrote

This article was well worth the read.


LSUMath t1_jcrmcip wrote

Grizzlies, polar bears, lions, tigers, hippos, none of them are anywhere as near as dangerous as humans. Those fuckers will kill ya.


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jawshoeaw t1_jcqv6oo wrote

Wait …succeeds at wrestling the bear right ?


Gonergonegone t1_jcrzuwx wrote

More like he survived it. Succeeding implies victory, which he definitely took the bigger ass whooping.


cerberus00 t1_jcr0zoc wrote

I love comments like this "Their coach, Jim Zeigler, told Fox News they would be sitting out the rest of the season."


ExcellentOutcome934 t1_jcr134w wrote

Fascinating 😲 One of the unusual things I've read today.


TheMrGlitch t1_jcr3tp6 wrote

Someone make this man the general of the us marines


mojojojo2069 t1_jcr7o5z wrote

Their coach, Jim Zeigler, told Fox News they would be sitting out the rest of the season

Nice guy Jim


Daverocker1 t1_jcrcsfp wrote

Oh my gosh. They now carry guns in the wilderness? Those are dangerous aren't they?


Trainwreck800 t1_jcrdujz wrote

As an American, my first thought was that he wrestled the bear to raise money to save his friend from some illness, like a weird kind of go fund me


ChocoboRocket t1_jcrl0fh wrote

The author of this story claims that Grizzlies may be top land predator potentially edging out tigers and even Hippos

Grizzly bear adult males average 200 to 300 kilograms (kg) (400 to 600 pounds (lb)

Male Tigers weigh 90 - 310 Kilograms - could be close

Male hippos weigh 1,500 - 1,800 Kilograms.

A male Hippo could probably eat either in a single bite! (only half joking, Hippo FTW)

Even Male Kodiak Bears are 270 - 640 kilograms (of Hippo snacc)


Sytzy t1_jcrd8nf wrote

Old news


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terrytapeworm t1_jcpy2dd wrote

It's uplifting that they both survived and that Brady managed to go to nationals only 4 months after getting mauled. It's uplifting that they had only known each other for a few months and Kendell still risked his life for Brady. It's uplifting that Gus and Orrin also put themselves in harm's way to go back and save Kendell, despite being instructed not to by 911. I found the article very uplifting.


Harsimaja t1_jcqe11k wrote

? A guy risked his life and literally wrestled a bear to save his friend, and both are expected to make a full recovery. How is this not uplifting?

I’m struggling to imagine how you read this one sentence headline and think it isn’t. What could be a more stereotypically uplifting story?