A drunk bike rider fed barbecue to a black bear in Alaska. When he ran out of barbecue, the bear still wanted more. He was lucky it wasn’t a grizzly. He managed to survive and this news article from Alaska is hilarious.
From ADN here:
A man was mauled by a bear near the Eklutna Lake Campground on Saturday after he threw barbecued meat at the animal.
The man was at the lake, north of Anchorage, for a church picnic, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen.
“He’d been drinking,” she said.
Sometime around 5 p.m. on Saturday he broke off from the picnic and decided to go for a bike ride, bringing some food from the barbecue along. He came across a black bear somewhere between a campground fee station and an ice cream stand near the park, Ipsen said. The man threw a piece of meat at the bear, which ate it, she said. Then he offered another piece, she said.
“That’s when it kind of went ballistic,” she said.
The bear attacked the man, puncturing skin along his jaw and leaving him with scratches on his back, Ipsen said.
Park rangers later found the bloodied man washing himself off at the campground.
“He wasn’t terribly coherent,” he said. “He was unsure of where the attack actually happened.”
“The bear was pretty much goaded into this,” he said. Fish and Game biologists say people should never feed wild animals anything.
Bears love barbecue. Of course this would happen.