A grizzly attacks

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May 14, 1805
In the evening the men in two of the rear canoes discovered a large brown bear lying in the open grounds… six of them went out to attack him. Two of them reserved their fire… the four others fired nearly at the same time and put each his bullet through him.

In an instant this monster ran at them with open mouth. The two who had reserved their fires discharged their pieces at him as he came towards them… This however only retarded his motion for a moment only…he pursued two of them so close that they were obliged to throw themselves into the river… so enraged was this animal that he plunged into the river only a few feet behind… when one of those who still remained on shore shot him through the head...
--Meriwether Lewis.

 

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