Hometown in the Loo; Promises to Call Back Later


"ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- A Rhode Island man was mauled by a grizzly bear during a guided hunt in the Alaska wilderness, Alaska State Troopers said Tuesday.

"John Matson, whose hometown in Rhode Island wasn't immediately available, did not appear to have life-threatening injuries, troopers said."

Also of note: from the headline, you'd be tempted to think, "Those bears: so violent!"

It is only a few paragraphs in that you discover that Matson had first shot the bear, and then pursued it into the brush when it ran off. At that point you realize he just got what was coming to him.


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