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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:06 pm 
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This is hard to imagine. a month is a long time. But he may have lost track of time. ***********************************************

Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den
By The Siberian Times reporter26 June 2019
Alexander described as a ‘speaking mummy’ found by hunting dogs close to death after a month. UPDATED!


Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den. File image of a brown bear by Mikhail Korostelev

WARNING STRONG IMAGES!

The emaciated man from Russia’s remote Republic of Tuva was preserved as ‘tin-can’ food to eat later by a brown bear, say local reports in the region.

A group of local hunters found Alexander after their dogs refused to leave the area of the den.

Their persistent barking pushed the hunters to check inside the lair, where they found a barely-alive man. He was rushed to the local hospital and has been diagnosed with a broken spine and severe emaciation.

Alexander remembers his first name but not his age, and was reportedly in the den for around one month, drinking urine to survive.

He is now in the intenstive care with multiple injuries and rotting skin.

He can move his arms, local hospital doctors said.

Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den
Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries. Picture: EADily

A video shows Alexander opening his blue eyes and confirming his first name.

It is as yet unclear if he was a hunter, too, and how his encounter with the bear happened.

He managed to explain that he was attacked and dragged inside the den when he broke his spine.

The attack happened approximately a month ago, Alexander said.

‘The bear preserved me as food for later’, he explained.

A video filmed inside the local hospital shows that the man turned into a ‘speaking mummy’ with his tissues rotting after laying motionless for so long.

Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries.

UPDATE:

The story on the bear man was reported by major Russian newspaper Izvestia and news agency EADaily.

But a spokesman at the health ministry in Tyva Republic said: 'We cannot confirm the case happened in Tuva.

'It was not registered by the Ministry of Health, the Emergencies Ministry or any other official body (in the region).

'Most probably, it happened somewhere outside Tuva.'

Speech on the background in the video appears not to be local language Tuvan.

http://siberiantimes.com/other/others/n ... nside-den/

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:15 pm 
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Damn! I'd have preferred to have my head ripped off first.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:19 pm 
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How about a link to this story?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:25 pm 
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caryc wrote:
How about a link to this story?



https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/9375816/m ... month-den/


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:33 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 1:34 pm 
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I find it hard to believe that he laid in that cave for a month without the bear nibbling on him some more. He certainly looks like he did lay there for a month though. So why was the bear keeping him?

Imagine laying there with a broken spine just waiting for the bear to start eating you. Just too horrible to imagine.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:27 pm 
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Month seems to be a long time injured with out nourishment.
Find it hard to believe he lasted that long. When thing get rough just remember him.
Things may not seem so bad after. ps

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 5:34 pm 
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The original article was from the Sun tabloid. Considering the source, I would call it BS, aka fake news.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:41 pm 
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caryc wrote:

I find it hard to believe that he laid in that cave for a month without the bear nibbling on him some more.





It could be that something happened to the bear after it stashed him, that prevented it from returning - like death..... :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 6:46 pm 
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Something happened to that poor soul. It wasn’t good! He appears emaciated with sores all over. What isn’t real? Maybe the story has some holes, but hey he didn’t stay out there cause he wanted to. I would be stark raving mad if I hadn’t eaten in a couple of weeks.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 26, 2019 7:23 pm 
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Water would be way more important than food. Drinking urine would only dehydrate him more quickly as it has a higher salt content.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 4:27 am 
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Why let the guy waste away? Seems to me it would be more natural to eat the food source while it is fat and plump than when it has pretty much wasted away?

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:24 am 
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Who said he was fat and plump to begin with? The bear could have met with a misadventure of its own?
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 5:34 am 
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I’m gonna start carrying a urine collection cup whenever I’m in bear country. Just in case.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:16 am 
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427mach1 wrote:
The original article was from the Sun tabloid. Considering the source, I would call it BS, aka fake news.

Sounded credible at first read, but then my BS meter started to activate.


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