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I Don't Always Kill Bears But When I Do I Strangle Them and Use My Carpenter's Ax

OK. This dude might be the awesomest man alive. A shepherd was attacked by a bear and what did he do? He personally rearranged the food chain on Planet Earth. Bam.

Oddity Central reports:

48-year-old Blazo Grkovic has made headlines in the international media after it was reported he managed to kill a bear in combat using only a small carpenter’s ax and his bear bare hands. The incident occurred while the brave Herzegovian was herding his flock of sheep on the edge of a forest at the foot of Volujak Mountain.

Gacko, as he is known among friends, told the press he was guarding his sheep on the slopes of Volujak Mountain at dawn, as he usually did. Suddenly, a bear jumped out of the bushes and grabbed him by the leg. No stranger to combat situations, the former first-class fighter of Gata─Źkoj Brigade in the Bosnian War of 1992 instinctively reached for his trusty carpenter ax and hit the animal in the neck, knocking it on its back. Instead of running away, like most other people in his situation would have done, he jumped onto the bear and continued hitting it. Although he doesn’t remember too many details about the fight, or how long it lasted, Blazo says that at one point the animal managed to knock the ax out of his hand, and he recalls having one arm in the bear’s mouth and the other on its neck trying to suffocate it. Grkovic sustained dozens of injuries to his arms, legs and face during the epic struggle, but ultimately managed to kill the attacking bear. Unable to walk, he phoned his brother for help, and when he arrived with an ambulance, they found him next to the almost decapitated body of the bear.
Amazingly, when he was done killing the bear he looked up, and was horrified to see another bear watching the fight from just a few feet away. And the bear walked away. I'm betting he backed away real slow like.

Blazo then got up and despite many injuries walked several kilometers to go to a hospital to heal his injuries. The bear could not be reached for comment because he was dead.

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Rick said...

One thing is for sure, a man like that is not a Liberal.

Subvet said...

Why are the lyrics of "Bad To The Bone" running through my head right now?

Deirdre Mundy said...

Like a shepherd he feeds his flock,
And strangles the bears with his arms....

Connecticut Catholic Corner said...

Sort of reminded me of the late Steve Irwin wrestling crocs in the mud and coming up bloody and his wife looking into camera and saying "Yes, I do all his laundry myself." :)

susan said...

David did this kinda thing...he killed bears and lions with his bare hands to protect his sheep. He's a type of Christ.

I vote for this Gacko guy to be a bishop. An archbishop! :)

Donna M said...

...glad he is still with his flock, even though, he "bear-ly" made it!
...gives new meaning to, gritting your teeth and "bear" it!

tuleesh said...
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tuleesh said...

Of course if this happened in the Euro-zone [i.e. jaded, post-Christian Europe] or Britain, Grkovic would probably be arrested for animal cruelty.

Incredible that another bear watching in the sidelines didn't "join in." Perhaps even an animal can recognize courage. Pretty awesome shepherd. He's willing to defend his flock with his life.

Ay, ya hear that, Cdl. Mahony?... Guess not. He's too busy conducting his "rehabilitation & immigration specialty tour" to bother with protecting life. It's way beyond [his] field," you know.

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