Put Another Log On Ursa Minor

Then hit him with your bacon and your beans

Chris Everhart just had a Father’s Day he’ll never forget.
Marine (ABC News)

The ex-Marine saved the lives of his three young sons when a 300-pound bear attacked their Georgia campsite last weekend.

While cleaning up after dinner, the family came face to face with the large animal.

…Realizing his sons could be killed, Everhart grabbed a log and threw it at the bear’s head, striking and killing him.

PETA has, of course, staked out the Marine’s house and sent notes to his children saying that their Daddy is a Teddy Bear Slayer.

His eldest son reacted “Cool!!

(hat tip to Ace)

8 Responses to “Put Another Log On Ursa Minor”

  1. JeffS says:

    I hope they get a bear skin rug out of this! That would be cool.

  2. tree hugging sister says:

    WHAT is it with Marines and wild animals lately?

    A Colorado man used a chain saw to fight off an apparently starving mountain lion that attacked him during a camping trip in northwestern Wyoming with his wife and two toddlers.

    Dustin Britton, a 32-year-old mechanic and ex-Marine from Windsor, Colorado, said he was alone cutting firewood about 100 feet from his campsite in the Shoshone National Forest when he saw the 100-pound lion staring at him from some bushes.

    The 6-foot tall, 170 pound Britton said he raised his chain saw and met the lion head-on as it pounced – a collision he described as feeling like a grown man running directly into him.

  3. Gunslinger says:

    “Everhart grabbed a log and threw it at the bear’s head, striking and killing him.”

    That’s a baaaaaaaaad mamma-jamma.

  4. tree hugging sister says:

    Isn’t that part of “The Legend of Davy Crockett”?

    Kilt him a bar
    When he beat him with a tree.
    So he loaded up the truck and moved to Be-ver-ly.
    Hills that is.


  5. JeffS says:

    We have a growing cougar population in the near by mountains. Enough that when I venture up that way (as I do, now and then), I go armed. Having seen cougars in captivity, very close up, I have no desire to tangle with one in the wild.

    Bears, not so much, but they are there.

  6. Jeff, we have some cougars in our area too. Not too many, but enough to give even a Vietnam vet in our hunting crew some willies while walking through excessively tall grass.

  7. Steve Skubinna says:

    Got bears and cougars up where I live (Western WA). When I go out of my house after dark, I always carry a tactical flashlight and a 1911.

    But my first tactic, of course, would be to negotiate. Second, I mean. First would be to apologize for the “mistakes” my nation has made in its dealings with the proud Ursine culture. I would take the opportunity to denounce Everhart for being stupid, too, even though I did not have all of the facts.

  8. JeffS says:

    Ken, I blame that ‘Nam vet not at all.

    Steve, I live in Eastern Washington! But closer to Idaho than the Cascades, so we don’t share the same cougar and bear populations.

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