Ballsy bowhunter beats bear – shoves arm down its throat

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A bow hunter in Montana survived a male grizzly bear’s mauling. He surprised the bear out on the trail and it attacked him. Chase Dellwo said he only had time to take a few steps back before the bear knocked him off his feet and bit his head.

As he was being thrown around, he said he remembered a tip from a magazine that his grandmother had once shown him. It said that large animals have a poor gag reflex and shoving an arm down its throat will stop it. He managed to ram his arm into the bear’s mouth and the grizzly did indeed drop him and move away.

“I want everyone to know that it wasn’t the bear’s fault. He was as scared as I was,” Dellwo said.