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Toast_in_the_Machine


Mar 31, 2012, 6:27 PM
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Man Attacked by Mountain Lion, Saved by Bear
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Biggs set out Monday morning for one of his usual hiking and gold-panning trips near Whiskey Flats when he came across a mother bear, yearling, and cub sitting on a stream bank. Biggs said he stopped to watch the bears for a few moments, but, as he turned to leave, something jumped on his back and knocked him to his knees.
"My backpack raises up over my head and a mountain lion latched on to it," Biggs said.
Biggs hit the lion on the head with a rock pick he was carrying when he saw the bear grab the lion by the neck, Biggs said. The two animals struggled on the ground for a few seconds before the lion got free and ran away, he added.
"I think the lion was stalking the bear's cub and I got in the way," Biggs said. "The bear walked calmly back to her cub after, and I wrapped my arm up with a T-shirt and went gold panning before I went home."


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Apr 1, 2012, 10:39 AM
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Toast_in_the_Machine wrote:
http://news.yahoo.com/...news-topstories.html
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Biggs set out Monday morning for one of his usual hiking and gold-panning trips near Whiskey Flats when he came across a mother bear, yearling, and cub sitting on a stream bank. Biggs said he stopped to watch the bears for a few moments, but, as he turned to leave, something jumped on his back and knocked him to his knees.
"My backpack raises up over my head and a mountain lion latched on to it," Biggs said.
Biggs hit the lion on the head with a rock pick he was carrying when he saw the bear grab the lion by the neck, Biggs said. The two animals struggled on the ground for a few seconds before the lion got free and ran away, he added.
"I think the lion was stalking the bear's cub and I got in the way," Biggs said. "The bear walked calmly back to her cub after, and I wrapped my arm up with a T-shirt and went gold panning before I went home."

I wonder if his lucked changed as he's now a rich man.


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Apr 9, 2012, 11:49 AM
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It seems like all the luck he was going to use for finding gold went toward saving his life.


amphotography89


May 4, 2012, 12:40 PM
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"I wrapped my arm up in a t-shirt and went gold panning before going home"

what a bad ass

also I wasn't aware people still went gold panning.
what an old prospector.


Lazlo


May 10, 2012, 9:08 AM
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I'm sad to admit that this is a local in my town. (Whiskey flats is about 5 miles from my house)

We all think this guy is an idiot that made up the story just to get in the news.


amphotography89


May 10, 2012, 9:15 AM
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Lazlo wrote:
I'm sad to admit that this is a local in my town. (Whiskey flats is about 5 miles from my house)

We all think this guy is an idiot that made up the story just to get in the news.

It is hard to believe


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