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Man Survives After Falling Off A Cliff While Fighting A Bear

Via TIME reports:

In the battle of man vs. bear, man has triumphed–well, sort of.

The Guardian reports that Yusuf Alchagirov, an 80-year-old Russian shepherd, was minding his own business in a raspberry field when he was attacked by a large, hungry bear. Rather than let the predator get the best of him, Alchagirov counter-attacked. Despite his age, the octogenarian managed to knock the bear off-balance with a flurry of kicks and headbutts.

Unfortunately, this beating failed to phase the furry attacker and the bear responded by knocking the shepherd off a nearby cliff. According to the Guardian, Alchagirov was hospitalised with “bruises, bite wounds and four broken ribs,” but avoided a potentially lethal mauling.

Alchagirov may have survived his encounter, but experts generally advise against fighting back during a bear attack. If you are approached aggressively by a brown bear — a common species of bear in the region — Mother Nature Network suggests playing dead as the bear is ”likely trying to neutralize you as a threat.”

However, Alchagirov is positive that it’s his aggressiveness that saved his life. ”I got off easy. It would have killed me if I’d chickened out,” said the shepherd.




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