Hardware VS Predator: Man repelled Siberian bear attack with computer
A man in a Siberian village was suddenly confronted by a bear apparently looking for food. The man, however, kept his cool and repelled the attack by throwing a computer component at the animal.
The incident happened in a village near the city of Tomsk in Western Siberia, Russia. A local man decided to walk to a dump apparently in search of non-ferrous metals when he suddenly saw a bear, the district’s regional game commissioner told RT.
A medium-sized bear rushed, or maybe just moved, towards the man. But the man kept his head and shouted at the bear, furiously. He picked what was near at hand at the dump – a computer part - and threw it right at the predator. The move evidently confused the bear.
“The bear rushed to one side, the man to the other,” added Sergey Yelnikov who arrived at the scene to investigate the incident and later tracked the animal.
Hunters looked for the bear for a whole 24 hours but the animal – maybe fearing one more ‘computer’ attack - didn’t return to the dump. Apparently it had moved far away from the scene of the incident.
“There is not enough food for bears as the year is lean,” Yelnikov told TASS news agency. “There are a lot of bears [in Tomsk region], they enter towns in search for food.”
He added that there were even cases of cannibalism among the animals.
“I know four bears who were killed by their own species in our district,” he said.
This is not the first time a bear has attempted to attack a man. Yelnikov told RT that two people were injured recently in bear attacks but survived.
However, in the town of Strezhevoy in the Tomsk Region, a bear attacked a couple, killing a man and seriously injuring a woman.