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Huge Grizzly killed by motorcycle‏

  • October 14, 2010 12:54 AM PDT
    Huge Grizzly killed by motorcycle‏
    Can't you just see the expression on the bikers face just before impact!!
    Can you believe a motorcycle killed this HUGE GRIZZLY?
    This grizzly was hit by a Harley on Lolo Pass. This is the pass between Lolo , MT and Kooskia , ID.
    Lolo Pass
    , elevation 5,233 feet (1,595 m), is a mountain pass in the northern Rocky Mountains on the border between the U.S. states of Montana and Idaho approximately 25 miles (40 km) west-southwest of Missoula , Montana .
    It is famous as the location where the Lewis and Clark Expedition crossed the summit of the Bitteroot Range via the Lolo Trail on their outward and return journeys in 1805–06.
    Look at the claws on that sucker!

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    e biker spent three days in the hospital! The hog's a wreck!
    Lesson learned: Don't go Bear Hunting with a Harley, they don't last but one hunt!!!!!!!!!
  • October 14, 2010 1:08 AM PDT
    Don't hit a bear or a hog with anything. It will ruin a good day. Like hitting a cement traffic barrier and will put a car airborn. only thing good about on a bike it would strike like a knife but what a stop. A God and Angel were ridding on the B seat..
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    October 14, 2010 2:04 AM PDT
    That would definitely make the pucker factor go up a few points !!!!!!
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    October 14, 2010 3:38 AM PDT
    OMG, that is amazing! Could you imagine? WHAMO! Malissa was this close to you?
  • g
    October 14, 2010 5:49 AM PDT
    ffs,glad we dont have bears in scotland .should have had on a lid ..lol
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    October 14, 2010 7:24 AM PDT
    The bear g? I dont think i wanna run into a bear anytime. g you can try and get a lid on one of them big bastards,i'll hold the camera mate.
  • g
    October 14, 2010 7:40 AM PDT
    lol.aye .
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    October 14, 2010 7:41 AM PDT
    A guy I know here in town took a trip to California. Somewhere out west he got tangled up with an Elk. Damned near totaled a nice RK, and took him a couple of months to heal up and get home.
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    October 14, 2010 7:48 AM PDT
    BlvdCruiser wrote...
    That would definitely make the pucker factor go up a few points !!!!!!


    LMAO  BLVD 


    Look at the size of them paws!!!! They'd be enough to stop you on their own!!!!!!!
     
    g - don't just do the helmet - bears should wear gloves too!!! Boof I'll stand WAY behind ya while you have the camera - lol
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    October 14, 2010 9:12 AM PDT
    Lucky the bear didn't get up angry while the biker was on the ground unconscious. Imagine coming to because a GRIZZLY BEAR is EATING you!!!
  • October 14, 2010 9:19 AM PDT
    It's a good thing the rider was on a big hog,a crotch rocket would have bounced off ,resulting in a free lunch for the bear.
  • October 15, 2010 2:09 AM PDT
    UPDATE!!!!

    thanx to highrisk for shareing this with me.....here is the real truth behind the bear being hit by a biker....

    This Grizzly was hit by a Truck on Lolo Pass. This is the pass between Lolo, Montana and Kooskia, Idaho - Check the HUGE Claws !!

    The photographs that accompany this story were taken by Dennis Smrdel October 17th. That morning, at about 3:45, a logger driving a big Dodge diesel en route to Missoula hit something, but he wasn’t sure what, and he kept going. But a few miles later, after realizing his radiator was shot, he thought it best to turn around. He arrived back at a massive male grizzly dead in a ditch. A couple people had already discovered it.

    It turned out the grizzly was one well known to some folks who live in the area, particularly the Smrdels, who reside smack in the middle of a major wildlife travel corridor just west of Lincoln. Fish, Wildlife & Parks set up a trap on his property in hopes of catching this bear. It had been up to some mischief, nosing around and breaking into his pump house three times. FWP bear specialist Jamie Jonkel said it had mastered “the art of breaking and entering” and “walking the gravy train.”

    The bear, a healthy 12-year-old, was killed just a quarter-mile from the Smrdel’s, about at the Powell County sign on 200, and Dennis’s hunch is that the bear was making another trip back to his property.

    “I’d have much rather seen him get caught (in the trap) and placed somewhere else,” Dennis said, “than dead on the highway.”

    “It was a huge animal, a beautiful animal.”

    The bear was originally captured in 1996 along the Rocky Mountain Front as part of a research study, as evidenced by its lip tattoo, and radio-collared until 1998 when the bear “went off the air,” Jonkel said. Hair samples showed that the bear made its way into the Blackfoot region by 2004, and Jonkel suspects—and hopes—it’s the same grizzly responsible for other area outbuilding break-ins last fall.

    Jonkel said if a grizzly had to die he’s glad it was one that probably would have been put down anyway because of its habituation to human property. And he thinks the grizzly has helped residents in and around this wildlife corridor better understand their actions and how they affect bears. “It’s a good learning process for everyone,” Jonkel said. “It’s opened up their eyes as to how unique their property is.”

    There’s been a lot of grizzly activity in the Lincoln area this year: on the Smrdel property alone, a trail camera has taken pictures of four different individuals, plus a female grizzly that was inadvertently caught in the trap, not on camera, Jonkel said. He said a bear’s range changes slightly each year depending on factors that affect its food supply, like drought.

    And all too often humans affect that food supply, too. In Lincoln Canyon there are a handful of people with “big elk and deer feeding programs” that attract bears, Jonkel said. Plus there are the less-deliberate attractants, like bird feeders, garbage and pet food. In the midst of this heightened bear activity, residents are being more mindful; the Smrdels, for instance, have removed their salt lick, which can “create false game pockets,” Jonkel said.

    The fewer unnatural attractants, “the better off it is for the wildlife in that area,” Jonkel said.

    So what happens to the grizzly? Dennis hopes that the people of Lincoln can keep the bear at the Lincoln Ranger Station for educational purposes—so kids can learn, for example, “What to do and what not to do when you encounter a bear.”

    Jonkel said there are multiple people on the waiting list for a grizzly hide, and they don’t always go where they deserve to, but, he said, “I have a feeling it will end up in the Lincoln Community based on the education that has already occurred there.”

    “You can see pictures,” Dennis said, “but until you see one in person you don’t have a clue.”

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