Semper Fi

This story is from Father's Day, but too good to pass up.
They say once a Marine always a Marine, and this story sure adds credence to that idea. Chris Everhart, an ex-Marine, was camping with his three sons in Georgia over Father's Day weekend. While cleaning up after dinner one evening they heard a crash. A three hundred pound bear lumbered into their campsite. Chris went for his jeep to grab pots and pans to frighten the bear. He didn't have the chance to get there as his 6 year old son, Logan, tried to scare the bear himself. The bear was not intimidated and advanced on the boy. Kyle, an older brother, started throwing rocks to fend off the animal. Seeing the children threatened Chris reacted. He picked up a log and threw it at the bear, striking it in the head. The bear colapsed dead. How's that for Dad of the Year?
     Posted By: Alex - Mon Jul 20, 2009

this guy is the coolest dad ever! :coolsmirk: he said he would have jumped on the bear's back if he had to, to protect his boys. we are all willing to go that extra mile to protect our children very few of us have the kind of skill needed to thwart this kind of threat. WOW!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/20/09 at 08:04 PM
Damn. And here's an ex-Marine fighting a Mountain Lion with a chainsaw:

At first I thought Patty or the Mountain Lion writer had mixed up the facts and it was the same story (both involved a marine, two children, an attack and an unconventional means of defense) but after I followed the link it looks to be two very different, very coincidental stories that occurred within a month of each other.
Posted by qualityleashdog on 07/20/09 at 09:38 PM
i just worded it like the story did phil. your word usage is better though. i attempted to express that opinion at the beginning of my post. i have the greatest respect for all members of the military both present and past. (including you expat 💋 )
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/20/09 at 09:40 PM
food sources must be scarce currently. i think my link said something about drought and more bears wondering closer to human areas. there were 3 kids in the above qld, just 2 were specifically mentioned though. the other one must have been smart enough to hide during the attack. 😉 marines end up in the news in these situations because the outcomes are better i suppose. you don't f%#k with a marine.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/20/09 at 09:47 PM
I have trouble swallowing the whole drought explanation. The Southeast US finally came out of our 7 or 8 year drought this year.
Posted by Mini Viking on 07/21/09 at 11:55 AM
I read the story somewhere else. It was worded very closely to this. Anyways I killed a bunny with a pear on a first date once. No i wasn't trying to kill the bunny. It just happened. Yeah, buzz kill. She was hot too. The girl not the bunny. Plus killing a bunny isn't exactly heroic like killing a bear.

So I think if you hurled a log at a certain range you could crack a bear skull. I think the odds of this are really not in your favor and that making loud noises will more often work in your favor. I have read that people slamming objects on park benches scares and stuns bears. But not like a log to the noggin.
Posted by Pablo on 07/22/09 at 01:48 PM
hey pablo he got a log in his noggin! :lol:
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/22/09 at 04:48 PM
a rabid bear! that's got to be like being faced with a pissed off wwe wrestler on steroids! i guess i coulda just said wwe wrestler, the 'pissed off' and 'on steroids' are pretty much understood.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 07/26/09 at 04:37 PM
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