Thursday, October 25, 2007

Boy Scouts, Bears and Guns

GeekWife sent this one too me.
WHITE HAVEN, Pa. —A Boy Scout played dead when attacked by a bear during a camping trip, avoiding serious injury.

Chris Malasics, 14, curled up in the fetal position in his sleeping bag after the bear ripped down his tent at Hickory Run State Park around 11:30 p.m. Friday.

Guess he got lucky. Of course, his statement that follows will likely cause a stir.
Malasics said the experience will not deter him from going camping. In the future, though, he intends to make sure he has a pepper spray for bears, and perhaps a gun.

"I know how to shoot," he said.

Yeah, imagine that he'd like to be able to defend himself. Not that he could being 14 and all. I'm betting if one of the scout leaders had had a gun it would have been more effective at driving off the bear than banging pots or flashing car headlights.

I'm thinking they got real lucky.


Ed Darrell said...

Got a link?

Nylarthotep said...

On what specifically?

Ed Darrell said...

Do you have a link to the full story?