Quick, up the nearest tree! Shucks. Be able to indentify the body The shocking story has drawn comparisons to Leonardo Di Caprio's Oscar-winning role in the Revenant, where his character survives a brutal bear attack. When you got to the fire station what did you say/do? Your surgeon must of been great! It felt alien, cold, like it belonged to somebody else and I was just inside watching. ", [–]PenguinCowboy 1131 points1132 points1133 points 7 years ago (8 children), "ey so dis girl almost die n she needs $. [–]allenahansen[S] 1814 points1815 points1816 points 7 years ago (46 children). I was mauled by a bear, fought it off, and drove 4 miles down a mountain with my face hanging off. Sorry to ask this but what specific injuries or damages did you actually suffer? [–]allenahansen[S] 2097 points2098 points2099 points 7 years ago (62 children). How could I turn down that job. It was a hell of a way to get a facelift, [–]BorderColliesRule 71 points72 points73 points 7 years ago (0 children). [–]iceburgh29 424 points425 points426 points 7 years ago (12 children). What was going through your mind as it was gnawing at your head?! [–]ExBoop 298 points299 points300 points 7 years ago (6 children), [–][deleted] 261 points262 points263 points 7 years ago (8 children). 3:I think it was a predatory attack by a desperate creature. It took all my will to remain conscious and upright so I didn't aspirate and drown in my blood. [–][deleted] 1898 points1899 points1900 points 7 years ago (29 children), [–]A-Quiet-Life 507 points508 points509 points 7 years ago (41 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 977 points978 points979 points 7 years ago (14 children). You seem like such a wonderful, tough woman, and I am so thankful that you decided to share your story. Also, I couldn't see anything, which made for a rollicking good time. [–]allenahansen[S] 1450 points1451 points1452 points 7 years ago (36 children). She probably drove like a god damn maniac. ", [–]drocks27 239 points240 points241 points 7 years ago (0 children). We are working to destroy the stigma surrounding mental illness. Here's a Facebook devoted to it: http://on.fb.me/Tssdu9 So, I was working on the border of the Yukon and Northwest Territories, as a seismic labourer. Shits cash. I'd probably scare the poor boy to death.... [–]TheRanchoChupacabraj 918 points919 points920 points 7 years ago (8 children), [–]Oops_I_Pooed 132 points133 points134 points 7 years ago (4 children), [–][deleted] 2269 points2270 points2271 points 7 years ago (5 children), [–]kesselrun_7 725 points726 points727 points 7 years ago (2 children), Your statement is truly the only appropriate reply, [–]sirpooperscooper 303 points304 points305 points 7 years ago (18 children). Thanks so much for doing this I actually heard about you before. Cool info, thanks for this. I was doing some updates to the firewall/VPN and had to do this after hours. [–]BetweenTheWaves 772 points773 points774 points 7 years ago (13 children), "Hey bro, so there's this gal on reddit who killed a bear and drove down a mountain with one eye kind of hanging out. I had a very similar sighting at Glacier. and join one of thousands of communities. Were you accepting, horrified, strangely calm?? [–][deleted] 1644 points1645 points1646 points 7 years ago (12 children), [–]headcheese3 1244 points1245 points1246 points 7 years ago (55 children), For those of you wondering what she looks like (she already put up a couple pictures), or what her dogs look like, here's a couple links. That's amazing. The disquieting meatlump they airlifted into UCLA medical center: (Warning: NSFW/gore) http://imgur.com/bew8pqy, I'm back, and my you've been busy all night. We tend to take for granted that they're not going to kill us. [–][deleted] 1721 points1722 points1723 points 7 years ago (61 children), [–]rmsy 1149 points1150 points1151 points 7 years ago (38 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 4294 points4295 points4296 points 7 years ago (34 children). They love and they play, and they bring immeasurable joy into a person's life. It was probably hungry, disoriented from the recent wildfire, and taking a territorial stand. A Florida woman recovering from a harrowing attack by a black bear in her own garage over the weekend is thankful to be alive.Terri Frana, 44, … Saved by my thumbnail and my two faithful ranch dogs, I hiked out of a box canyon and drove myself four miles down a rutted logging road to our little rural fire station from which I was airlifted to UCLA Medical Center. [–]allenahansen[S] 1858 points1859 points1860 points 7 years ago (11 children). If you're in need of irreverent advice, pearls of wisdom or just a grandmotherly ear to tut-tut your angst into, please don't hesitate to message me. 2:I have to admit, the whole misadventure has made me a lot more wary of animals with big teeth. You can't do this to ME!" I'm actually going to...wait, WHAT THE FUCK! [–]Beatleboy62 5867 points5868 points5869 points 7 years ago (133 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 4622 points4623 points4624 points 7 years ago (96 children), [–]Thopterthallid 2026 points2027 points2028 points 7 years ago (46 children). [–]TheSwollenPen 3290 points3291 points3292 points 7 years ago (20 children), [–]allenahansen[S] 2658 points2659 points2660 points 7 years ago* (275 children). This made my day. A Rutgers student who was killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey snapped photos of the 300-pound beast before it chased him, mauled him … Thank you so much! [–]5user5 2816 points2817 points2818 points 7 years ago (175 children), [–]ScareTheCrow 1955 points1956 points1957 points 7 years ago (85 children). Surprisingly, I didn't have the expected nightmares, flashbacks, panic attacks et al one might have expected. [–]windowpuncher 192 points193 points194 points 7 years ago (5 children). I'd love to meet her. Maybe like being smacked in the head by an anvil? How long was your recovery total? There I underwent eight hours of emergency surgery and survived the subsequent onslaught of LA reality television's media hounds. No distortions at all. Thanks for doing this, and you look gorgeous! [–]allenahansen[S] 142 points143 points144 points 7 years ago (0 children), [–][deleted] 879 points880 points881 points 7 years ago (64 children). You should know, however that Monrovia of all places, is the location of the most bear-to-human interactions in the state, so be careful out there! That's why, even with all its faults, I love the British NHS. So, of course, as I was making my way to the first of the dozen bags I needed to hook to the helicopter I pass the usual garbage, dropped bits of someones nutri-grain bar, orange peels, bear poop, etc. I've had several black bear sightings in the Sierras, but nothing too exciting. The story of Hugh Glass was, of course, made … That last little paragraph really hit me. You are a true American Patriot. By The Editors. You should have put your thumb in blue cross lil piggy eye socket too. If it's a Polar Bear, you're fucked. LOL. AMA, http://www.reddit.com/r/todayilearned/comments/1bwyx5/til_a_woman_survived_a_bear_mauling_by_hiking/, "I think the arboreal tundra was about 45 miles back that direction, so lets run that way and find a tree! [–]allenahansen[S] 460 points461 points462 points 7 years ago (38 children). Has that optimism stuck with you in the years since? Whilst trying to un-do a freshly caught fish, they looked up to see a black bear, growling, bluffing and very angry. Lots of you have asked about donating to help my medical bills. Five years and a dozen surgeries later, I'm back to some semblance of my original self. Perpetually. For one thing, I didn't expect to MAKE it down the mountain, so there was an air of the surreal about it; sort of like a crazed Disney ride. [–]apopheniac01 410 points411 points412 points 7 years ago (10 children). I guess I probably shouldn't make assumptions based on horror movies I've seen. And by the picture that i've seen your doctor did an amazing job with reconstruction. Related Topics. The human body has an amazing will to live. So I gave them name, age, blood type, UCLA patient number, next of kin, size of shoe, anything I could think of to keep conscious until the heli-evac arrived from Mojave about twenty minutes later. I TRIPLE DOG DARE YOU to do an AMA! Crazy as this might sound, but how you look now, is very much is reflected in how you write. Could you talk at all to explain what happened? Best to go by the State you're being attacked in. [–]TheBawlrus 173 points174 points175 points 7 years ago (0 children). Right there. [–]Burdenofbruce 233 points234 points235 points 7 years ago (18 children), This sounds familiar, i think it was on TIL not too long ago, if I'm not mistaken. The total recovery is ongoing, and it's been about 4.5 years now. Is there anything you can compare that kind of pain to? So many readers here have contacted me in the aftermath of this AMA, that it only seems fair to stick around and answer your questions as long as you may care to ask them. What a hero/fool. Even my dogs were sound asleep in the creek bed about twenty feet from me. Can we see a pic of you before the attack to put along with the current photo of you? [–]allenahansen[S] 1054 points1055 points1056 points 7 years ago* (64 children). TLDR: Grizzly Bears don't enjoy helicopters as much as I do. Reddit's best camping horror stories are not for the faint of heart. [–]mistermez 1473 points1474 points1475 points 7 years ago (30 children), "Just got mauled by a bear, better take a note. There's no real evidence for your dad's assertion. [–]ParksVS 3142 points3143 points3144 points 7 years ago (20 children), "Hah! What that's not true about the polar bear thing, climb a tree they can't climb. [–]thorrising 566 points567 points568 points 7 years ago (9 children). Honestly the best thing you could do is drop 5 bucks on the book and give it a good review: http://amzn.to/11gR60C. So much in fact, that it inspired me to fight back -- which turned out to be the right decision. Seriously. [–][deleted] 800 points801 points802 points 7 years ago (85 children). ", [–]allenahansen[S] 1997 points1998 points1999 points 7 years ago (15 children), [–]Plkjhgfdsa 126 points127 points128 points 7 years ago (0 children). Thank you for participating in this AMA! Moskalyova and her stepfather, Igor Tsyganenkov, were camping near a river in Russia when the mother bear attacked him. I have never found "rollicking" used in a more appropriate manner. Physically, I had to relearn how to speak, eat, even breathe properly. is a genius, so if anyone out there need a face lift, give her office a call and tell them I sent you. [–]allenahansen[S] 1214 points1215 points1216 points 7 years ago (103 children). That the human body can survive more pharmaceutical assault than you ever thought possible. I also live on a ranch and my mom always takes bear spray and bells when she goes hiking or running. Thank you thank you thank you for the incredible job you guys did on me! Also, please feel free to link this to where ever; I'd love it if you guys could help me get this story out to people who might find it useful in their own lives. Do you still enjoy the outdoors? [–]allenahansen[S] 1776 points1777 points1778 points 7 years ago (84 children). [–]lugasamom 763 points764 points765 points 7 years ago (210 children). Some have happy endings, some fatal; all are thrilling. If you're in California, it's a Black Bear. One moment we made eye contact, and in the next I was in the fetal position in the sandy creek bed with this nightmare gnawing on my face. Deke was a masiff and RK is an Irish wolfhound. NOME -- Almost a year and a half after the bear attack, after 26 surgeries and more than a $1 million in medical expenses, Wes Perkins is whole in body and still badly disfigured. Joe Rogan asks Remi Warren about the time he survived a bear attack.Taken from Joe Rogan Experience #1060: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PBTrYJ9UIGA Remember, if a little old lady can pull it off, SO CAN YOU! [–]allenahansen[S] 6168 points6169 points6170 points 7 years ago (998 children). Correction, if it's a Polar Bear, give it a nice cold Coca Cola. Ah, the beauty of Northern Canada in the summer! Fight back with everything you've got because it's trying to kill you. He slowly opened the flap of the tent, found bear footprints, woke my sister the fuck up and drove home. Me right after surgery: http://i.imgur.com/gC2fSbP.jpg Me today: http://i.imgur.com/VyFbW57.jpg, Dr.Lee is at www.kimberlyleemd.com What breed are your dogs? The … Lol, dared you to do it. You have so much grit! © 2021 reddit inc. All rights reserved. How long would you have lived without care? I didn't know that they made people this awesome. But I knew that this was the moment of my death, and it pissed me off enormously. Two others were killed including a 16-year-old runner who got separated from his group. From animal attacks to inexplicable sightings, we've rounded up some of the most harrowing, startling, and stomach-churning camping stories from Reddit users. [–]allenahansen[S] 207 points208 points209 points 7 years ago (7 children). Too bad they don't eat hay instead of roast beef. Most badass AMA ever. IamA Leading Hair Transplant Surgeon AMA! More power to you! "When you encounter a Grizzly Bear, arm yourself with your bearspray, back away quietly if it has not seen you, radio for help, make your way to the nearest employee, and the nearest helicopter will come to scare the bear away. Every time he tells this story he leans in close and whispers, "It's because your sister was on her period. [–]tie_me_down 45 points46 points47 points 7 years ago (10 children). No. [–]isisis 35 points36 points37 points 7 years ago (1 child). I'm launching my first book this week, after 15 years as director of an international consultancy. Now you're putting the whole station in jeopardy. My surgeon, Kimberly Lee, M.D. I've tried to answer every question at least once, and worked my way through the whole thread in doing so. [Crosspost]. But it's been almost five years and big dogs don't live all that long. Producer, artist mentor & interviewer who literally wrote the book on Hip Hop. I remember you. A 17 year old tuba player, he was in around 30 feet of water when a friend saw him start moving strangely from around 10 metres away. Exactly what I was thinking! I worked with slobs who were apparently not able to learn things, except experientially. Note that names have been changed, because, hey, I forgot them all :) I remember the bear pretty vividly though. I would like to just say that you look fantastic in your after photos, and thank you for doing this AMA. California has black bears, so if you're in California and a bear is eating you, you'd best fight back. In fact, in the ER pics, you can't even tell I'm a human being. To persist. I mean, obviously it was painful, but anything else? It would be very interesting to see you speak with Ellen. But I'm sure there are plenty I've missed, so if I didn't get to yours somewhere along the line and you're still curious, please go here: http://amzn.to/11gR60C and check it out. The horror was the hard part. Personally, I spend a lot of time looking up into the trees for lions.... [–]A-Quiet-Life 461 points462 points463 points 7 years ago (78 children). Then proceeded to give them every bit of personal informatin I could remember: name, blood type, shoe size... First off, they both lived, not that much worse for wear. For this, I apologize. [–]hughJ- 247 points248 points249 points 7 years ago (4 children), If you saw someone driving with their face torn apart and laughing while looking at themselves in the rearview mirror, you might think you're the one who needs help :P, [–]allenahansen[S] 803 points804 points805 points 7 years ago (46 children). I a bit more wary in the wild places -- which ruins some of the sanctity I used to find there, and I resent that. The last death from a polar bear attack in Nunavut was in 2000, about 200km (124 miles) up the coast from Arviat in Rankin Inlet, local authorities said. http://img2-3.timeinc.net/people/i/2009/pets/migration/000091463.jpg, [–]A_brand_new_me 762 points763 points764 points 7 years ago (2 children). the main reason they're so anal about you taking care of your campsites is this. [–]Dracomister7 117 points118 points119 points 7 years ago (3 children). Mercifully, one forgets the actual sensation, but I wrote about it at the time, knowing I wouldn't remember what it was like if I didn't get it down in the near term. [–]someredditorguy 452 points453 points454 points 7 years ago (9 children), [–]Savama 2216 points2217 points2218 points 7 years ago (29 children), Man I pooped at 530am without toilet paper, waddled to the closet and back without dying and I thought I accomplished something great...damn, [–]PounderMcNasty 1457 points1458 points1459 points 7 years ago (13 children). 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