Looking at Justin Gambler's battered face, there's no doubt the 22-year-old Alberta man had a nasty encounter. But experts are not buying his claim it was with a bear.
Gambler said he was riding an all-terrain vehicle Friday near his family's trapping cabin not far from Calling Lake, Alta., about 200 kilometres north of Edmonton, when the vehicle got hung up on a log, the Edmonton Journal reported.
According to his father, Jack Cardinal, a black bear charged Gambler as he tried to free the ATV.
“He just wanted to get out of there,” Cardinal told the Journal. “He did whatever he could to survive.”
Gambler told CTV News he escaped the battering bruin by kicking it in the nose. He ran about five kilometres to a road, where passing hunters picked him up and called 911. He was airlifted to hospital in Edmonton,Read More »from Did Justin Gambler get attacked by a bear? Maybe not, authorities say