Either way, the bear's paw and the bear were large in the 2 pictures that I saw. As for the world's record, the bear was only 10 feet, 6 inches long. Nonetheless, what do you do if a bear such as this charges you in the wild? I don't know about all guns, but could a 338 caliber Winchester Magnum be used to kill this size of a bear? What about a 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle?
Originally posted by Suzianne I do suppose claws and teeth versus bullets is a little one-sided.
Yes and then there's distance too...not much hand to hand combat although then, in most instances, the advantage does swing in one direction...bad animals.
Edit: When I go hiking where I know there could be bears, wolves, coyotes or any other beasty that might do me harm, I use a bell or sing or do something to "advise" them of my presence and this is fairly common knowledge, most wild animals don't want to interact with us.