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A man gives all the credit to his grandmother’s gift after he survived a brutal grizzly bear attack in Montana on Saturday. The man allegedly remembered a magazine article that his grandmother once gave him, while the bear was mauling him. the article explained how large animals have poor gag reflexes.
Therefore, in an attempt to save his life, the man shoved his arm down the enormous animal’s throat.
Chase Dellwo was surprised when his desperate move actually worked. After he shoved his arm down the bear’s throat, the bear left, leaving him severely injured but alive.
— NBC New York (@NBCNewYork) October 6, 2015
Dellwo said that he was bow-hunting with his brother on Saturday when he realized he was approaching a sleeping bear. It wasn’t until he was three feet away that he realized the size and danger of the bear. He said:
“I had an arrow nocked, and I put my bow up in front of me and took two or three steps back. There wasn’t any time to draw my bow back.”
“I want everyone to know that it wasn’t the bear’s fault. He was as scared as I was.”
Anyhow, Dellwo’s unexpected defense seemed to have worked for him and thankfully he is expected to make a full recovery.