1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

A 12’6″ and 1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

Warning, the third picture is for folks with strong stomachs only.

The following (first two) pictures are of a guy who works for the US Forest Service in Alaska and his trophy bear. He was out deer hunting when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy unloaded his 7mm Mag Semi-automatic rifle into the bear and it dropped a few feet from him.

The big bear was still alive so he reloaded and shot it several times in the head.The bear was just over one thousand six hundred pounds. It stood 12’6″ high at the shoulder 14′ to the top of his head. It’s the largest grizzly bear ever recorded in the world.

Of course, the Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission did not let him keep it as a trophy, but the bear will be stuffed and mounted, and placed on display at the Anchorage airport (to remind tourist’s of the risks involved when in the wild).

Based on the contents of the bear’s stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours. His last meal was the unlucky nature buff in the third picture.

The US Forest Service, backtracking from where the bear had originated, found the hiker’s 38-caliber pistol emptied. Not far from the pistol were the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found. Although the hiker fired six shots and managed to hit the grizzly with four shots they ultimately found four 38 caliber slugs along with twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear’s dead body, it only
wounded the bear and probably angered it.The bear killed the hiker an estimated two days prior to the bear’s own death by the gun of the Forest Service worker.

Think about this if you are an average size man, you would be level with the bear’s belly button when he stood upright, the bear would look you in the eye when it walked on all fours! To give additional perspective, consider that this particular bear, standing on its hind legs, could walk up to an average single story house and look over the roof, or walk up to a two story house and look in the bedroom windows.

Truth or Fiction

This story was emailed to me. I have been trying to find more information about this story to determine if it is actually true. This could just be one of those legends! If you know more information on this story feel free to contact us. Here is what I found (not sure if I trust this source either): http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp


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11 Responses to 1600lb Man Eating Grizzly Killed in Alaska

  1. Dustin Dedmore says:

    Ref your comment on “looking for more info.”The photographer that took the first two photos is a good friend of mine and was stationed with and was hunting with the Airmen in the photo. The photographer has written several stories to debunk the many Internet myths out there. I can get you in contact with him if you’d like some clarity on the real story. Id be more than happy to help out a fellow Montanan… Jim did write an article on Black Bear Heaven shortly afterwords. Hitchenbroock grizzly / black bear heaven should get you close on Google.

  2. Wanda says:

    these pictures have been circulating the internet for years people! LMAO! http://urbanlegends.about.com/library/bl-grizzlybear.htm

  3. Gary says:

    Another FALSE story. The first two photos are of a hunter with a bear he took on one of Alaska’s islands. He was NOT charged by the bear. The third photo shows the remains of a self-proclaimed bear biologist and photo-grapher. Different bears. These photos have been around for years. PS: The biologist’s girlfriend was also killed in that attack.

    • Vincent D Cornholey says:

      Not true, you have mixed up the facts about Timothy Treadwell and Amie Huguenard (his girlfriend) this is NOT a picture of Timothy. The picture is of an unidentified hiker. The top pictures are from a hunter, out looking for deer when this bear charged him. It is a very big bear but not 14′ tall. He wasn’t allowed to keep the bear. Fact

    • Sawney bean says:

      You’re talking about “Grizzly man.” All they found of his remains was an arm and his head. I have the documentary film about him.

  4. doug says:

    I wished I could have killed it I know its true Cause I saw it on the news man that killed the bear should have got it instead of the state

  5. Melissa says:

    The third picture is from rotten.com and it was not a bear attack at all. It too has been on the internet for years and I don’t remember how the man died but those are his remains after wild dogs got at them. Not a bear. I remember that part for sure!

  6. JohnnyRingo says:

    Gary- so you are saying, that in that photo of the poor guy eaten in half by the/a bear, we are in fact looking at the remains of Timothy Treadwell?

    That’s news to me; but wouldn’t be surprising I guess…that picture leaking and not being associated with Treadwell.

    Do you have any proof to back up that the victim in the photo is Timothy Treadwell?

  7. Mike says:

    The story is true. I knew a bunch of his friends from Wyoming. They told me the story before there was a story on the internet and had an original picture on their desk. He and the bear stumbled across each other. The bear charged and he emptied his rifle into it and it basically fell at this feet. Was he scared. Oh yeah. But only the first 2 pictures are his. This was 13 years ago or close to it. True story….

  8. jace says:

    These pictures have been floating around for years! I got this email about 8 years ago and the story still is pretty close so dont be fooled if its all bullshit!!

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