Aleteia logoAleteia logo
Tuesday 03 August |
Saint of the Day: St. Martin

Daily WOW: Man survives bear attack, DiCaprio eat your heart out

Skeeze - Pixabay - PD

The Daily Catch - published on 10/03/16


If you’ve seen Leonardo DiCaprio’s Oscar winning performance in The Revenant, then you are familiar with the almost 2 minute long bear fight scene. In this long encounter Hugh Glass (DiCaprio) fights and kills a bear while sustaining many injuries of his own.

Todd Bozeman was in the woods when he had an encounter of his own:

Film footage of a chilling video diary recorded by a survivor of a bear attack has gone viral this week. Outdoorsman and Montana resident Todd Bozeman describes an encounter in which A Grizzly with two cubs sprinted at him from 80 yards away on Saturday in the Madison Valley. Bozeman posted the gory warning on Facebook before he sought any medical treatment, in order to keep fellow residents and visitors to the area safe. Bozeman also posted a lengthly, visceral account of the attack on Facebook. “I went to my face in the dirt and wrapped my arms around the back of my neck for protection. She was on top of me biting my arms, shoulders and backpack. “I went to my face in the dirt and wrapped my arms around the back of my neck for protection. She was on top of me biting my arms, shoulders and backpack. The force of each bite was like a sledge hammer with teeth. She would stop for a few seconds and then bite again. Over and over.”

He didn’t kill the bear, although he did spray it with mace. It ran off only after he started playing dead. After Todd was sure he was clear of the bear he made his way back to his car and drove 17 miles to the hospital where it took them 8 hours to patch him up.

Cheers to Todd for surviving a horrible ordeal and raising bear attack awareness! Be careful if you live in bear country.

Support Aleteia!

If you’re reading this article, it’s thanks to the generosity of people like you, who have made Aleteia possible.

Here are some numbers:

  • 20 million users around the world read every month
  • Aleteia is published every day in seven languages: English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Polish, and Slovenian
  • Each month, readers view more than 50 million pages
  • Nearly 4 million people follow Aleteia on social media
  • Each month, we publish 2,450 articles and around 40 videos
  • We have 60 full time staff and approximately 400 collaborators (writers, translators, photographers, etc.)

As you can imagine, these numbers represent a lot of work. We need you.

Support Aleteia with as little as $1. It only takes a minute. Thank you!

Daily prayer
And today we celebrate...

Top 10
Saint Mary of the Angels
Bret Thoman, OFS
All your sins will be forgiven if you go to a Franciscan church o...
Ignacio María Doñoro
Francisco Veneto
The military chaplain who pretended to be a criminal to rescue a ...
Theresa Civantos Barber
The one thing we all should do before this summer ends
Violeta Tejera
Carlo Acutis’ first stained glass window in jeans and sneak...
Cerith Gardiner
Gold-winning Filipina Olympian shares her Miraculous Medal for th...
Ary Waldir Ramos Diaz
1st Feast of Our Lady of Silence is August 1
Cerith Gardiner
Simone Biles leaves the Olympics with an important lesson for her...
See More