Hunters fights off elk saving bear by shoving his arm down its throat
Chase Dellwo, 26, was out hunting elk near Choteau in Montana on Saturday. A large 400 pound (180kg) male grizzly bear approaches, reports the Great Falls Tribune.
Dellwo was mauled:
“He let go, but he was still on top of me roaring the loudest roar I have ever heard. He came back and bit my lower right leg and gave it a pretty good shake and threw me away… I remembered an article that my grandmother gave me a long time ago that said large animals have bad gag reflexes. So I shoved my right arm down his throat… I forced myself to calm down and not to panic. I was lost. I cleared the blood out of my eyes. If I had allowed myself to panic I would still be in there.”
Adding from hospital:
“I want everyone to know that it wasn’t the bear’s fault. He was as scared as I was.”
Or maybe Paddington just likes elks.