Monday, May 10, 2010

The problem with pepper spray for bears

is when the bear is A: attacking for real and B: doesn't give you time to spray it.
The grizzly took Jerry Ruth by surprise, bursting from thick brush and biting his jaw almost completely off.

On the ground and barely able to see, Ruth grabbed his .41 Magnum-caliber revolver and started shooting. The third bullet pierced the bear's heart and spinal cord, killing it from 25 feet.
"Experience shows that putting firearms and grizzly bears in the same place ends up with dead grizzly bears," said
Steve Cain, senior biologist for Grand Teton National Park.
If the sucker is trying to crunch me, damn right it will.

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