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Jack Hanna Fights A Bear With Pepper Spray

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The man is nothing if not resourceful in his advanced age.

Let's say you are walking through the woods. You're not Sarah Palin, so you're not carrying a gun for the hell of it and you're not Mel Gibson, so you're not looking for a cave to crawl into and die. You're just a normal person, walking in the woods.

And then a bear walks right up to you, snarls and reaches up to rip your face off. What do you do?

Lucky for you, Jungle Jack Hanna has the answer.

You see, the famous zookeeper and lover of khaki, found himseld face-to-face with a grizzly cub over the weekend. The animal charged at Jack, his wife and the group of hikers they were with at Montana's Glacier National Park.

How did he save everyone, including himself, from becoming shreds of flesh under the baby bears claws? Two words: Pepper spray!

Jack sprayed the cub in the eyes and then ran like hell! And it totally worked! Crisis averted! Bear disabled!

Phew! Glad we know how to handle that situation the next time Sexy Sarah invites us to go out for a hunt!

[Image via WENN.]

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16 comments to “Jack Hanna Fights A Bear With Pepper Spray”

  1. 1

    poor bear :(

  2. 2

    It was probably bear repellent, not pepper spray.

  3. 3

    That's not really that strange. Bear spray is just extra strong pepper spray, specifically designed for that very purpose. I've got a canister of it in my closet, we carried it all the time when we hiked in Alaska, as well as any other bear-populated place. I'm sure a lot of visitors to Glacier have it on them. I'm not sure what the carry laws are in Glacier, but until last year you couldn't carry guns in national parks in the US so that's what most people would bring along for protection.

  4. 4

    I meant carry restrictions/rules, not laws. I'm sure most parks allow it now that it's legal, though.

  5. 5


  6. ass says – reply to this


    What was the point of that long-ass rambling story, moron? The headline gave you all the information you need, the rest was just a complete waste of fucking time.

  7. chlyn says – reply to this


    Christ, he looks younger than I do, and I've been watching him on TV since I was a kid. Looking great, Papi!

  8. 8

    I have always thought he is such a hottie

  9. 9

    oh wow he used bear spray on a bear
    didnt see that one coming

  10. melb says – reply to this


    Not really shocking or newsworthy, most state parks disallow fire arms and most hikers carry mace just for this reason ( animal attacks).
    There is actually a product called bear mace. Most experienced hikers carry it and quite frankly I would be shocked if Jack Hanna wilderness man wasn't carrying some on a hike, particularly in grizzly country.

  11. 11

    omg logging into this site sucks VERY hard. And Jack Hanna isn't olf, Mr. 30-something. He definitely doesn't look like his subjects. Have you seen Gorillas in the Mist?

  12. Rocks says – reply to this


    I have loved this guy for years and years. He is up there with the likes of Steve Irwin…you can see how much he loved animals.

  13. 13

    Re: Rocks – Jack Hannah is a womanizing, pig headed, needs to get off his high horse, jackass. He doesn't actually know that much about animals and is probably the rudest person I have ever met. Basically, he's just a dick.

  14. 14

    ONE MORE TIME, which I highly doubt, but let's repeat this OVER and OVER. It is NOT pepper spray, do not go out and buy a general pepper spray, wear it on your hip, have to use it and then have ALL the papers tell you, Pepper spray didn't work"! WHA????! NO. BEAR SPRAY works and BEAR SPRAY is VERY different from PEPPER SPRAY! SOOOOO tired of having to correct this. The devil is in the details, the details matter! GEE, I hope Jack hasn't done any PSA's yet touting the effects of PEPPER SPRAY. It's BEAR SPRAY, BEAR SPRAY, BEAR SPRAY!

  15. 15

    Duh, they make mace for use on bears. My dad had a can of it (if you could call it that, the thing was at LEAST 16 oz) like 15 years ago.

  16. 16

    Why was that bear even able to get close enough to be charging? I just did a bunch of freaking hiking in bear ridden woods (which is why you don't go alone) and if you all stand together, they'll leave you alone. Most ppl don't even have to use their pepper spray is what I was told, or else I would have rethought being out there. If he's such an animal genius why was the bear suddenly running at his ass??? Somehow this story sounds like BS.