Monday, March 07, 2005


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My brother-in-law sent pictures of an Alaskan Grizzly Bear, the largest ever recorded. The bear was shot a number of times. The picture above is of a US Forest Service worker and the bear. The story is retold below.

The worker was deer hunting last week when the large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. He emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle. The bear dropped only a few feet from the worker. The bear was still alive so the worker reloaded and shot the bear in the head several times.

The bear weighed 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.

The Alaska Fish and Wildlife Commission took ownership. The bear will be stuffed, mounted and placed on display at the Anchorage airport. It is hoped it will serve as a warning to tourists of the dangers in the wild.

Based on the contents of the bears stomach, the Fish and Wildlife Commission
established the bear had killed at least two humans in the past 72 hours including a missing hiker. The US Forest Service, backtracked to find the hiker's 38-caliber empty pistol. Not far from the pistol was the remains of the hiker. The other body has not been found.

The hiker fired six shots hiting with four (the Service found four 38 caliber slugs and twelve 7mm slugs inside the bear's dead body). The first four shots only wounded and angered the bear. The bear killed the hiker two days prior to the bear's death.

An average sized person facing the upright bear would look at its navel. The person would look the bear in the eye only if it walked on all fours!

It is a shame that the bear was killed but under the circumstances it was necessary. I hope you enjoyed reading about a bear on a stock market blog. It was interesting that the story arrived the day after the stock market broke to three and one-half year highs. I believe that we are in a bull market that is a continuation of the digital information technology innovation bull of the 1990's. THE BEAR IS DEAD! LONG LIVE THE BULL!