80 year-old man wrestles bear and survives

Bear Hunting Magazine
Photograph: Xavier Fores/Joana Roncero/Alamy

You may think a story unbelievable when it reports an 80 year-old shepherd who wrestled a bear to protect his flock and survived. But there is even more to this story! Yusuf Alchagirov of Russia defended himself of against a brown-bear attack, but was pursued. After a charge by the bear, Alchagirov was pushed off a cliff, and escaped the bear! Alchagirov is recuperating from bruises, bite wounds, and broken ribs in the hospital.

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