Kenai Peninsula people, can you confirm?

Discussion in 'Random Ramblings' started by PotterWatch, Oct 20, 2009.

  1. PotterWatch

    PotterWatch My Patronus is a Chicken

    Apr 22, 2008
    This is the main body of an email my Mom sent to me today. Anyone up in the Soldotna area hear about this? I couldn't get the pictures on here, but it was a big, skinny bear in the pictures. Just wondering what neighborhood it was in as my parents heard it may have been around their old house.

    Why we carry guns in Alaska

    This guy lives just outside of Soldotna.


    Have I got a story for you guys! King [salmon] season is over, and since I had a day off before Silvers start, I thought I would go for a walk! This occurred at 11:16 am this morning (Sunday), just 2/10 of a mile from my house, on our road, while walking my dogs (trying to get in shape for hunting season ironically).

    For the record, this is in a residential area- not back in the woods, no bow hunting, no stealth occurring.

    I heard a twig snap, and looked back. In full on charge was a huge brownie, ears back, head low and motoring full speed! It came with zero warning; no woof, no popping of the teeth, no standing up, nothing like what you think or see on TV!

    It charged from less than 20 yards and was on me in about one-second! Totally surreal. I just started shooting in the general direction, and praise God that my second shot (or was it my third?) rolled him at 5 feet and he skidded to a stop 10 feet beyond where I was shooting from.

    I actually sidestepped him and fell over backwards on the last shot, and his momentum carried him to a stop past where I fired my first shot!

    It was a prehistoric old boar- no teeth, no fat. It weighed between 900-1000 Lbs and took five men to drag it onto a tilt-bed trailer! Big bear- its paw measured out at about a 9 1/2 footer!

    Never ever-thought "it" would happen to me! It's always some other schmuck, right? Well, no bull- I am still high on adrenaline with my gut in a knot. Feels like I did 10 thousand crunches without stopping! I almost puked for an hour after and had the burps. I couldn't even stand up as the troopers conducted their investigation! The experience totally wiped me out. I can’t even put that feeling into words. By far the most emotion I have ever felt at once!

    No doubt that God was with me as I brought my Ruger .454 Casull (and some "hot" 350 grain solids) just for the heck of it, and managed to draw and snap shoot (pointed, never even aimed) from the hip! Total lucky shot!

    All I can say is praise God for my safety and for choosing to leave the wife and kids at home on this walk! Got a charter tomorrow, so gonna try to get some sleep now!

    Talk to you soon,
  2. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

  3. redhen

    redhen Kiss My Grits... Premium Member

    May 19, 2008
    Western MA
    Wow! That bear was huge!!

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