He was just walking along the beach when he heard a bear in full charge crashing out of the woods behind him.
He was on him in seconds, taking a bit out of his legs.
He tried to go for a knife, but the bear was thrashing him around too much, and he wasn’t able to do it.
“I thought, ‘fight back, fight back.’ “I just had to bluff him back and say, ‘No, I’m going to put up a fight.’”
That’s when Warnock decided to punch the bear in the nose.
“He let go and stood back two feet, just looking at my legs. He seemed high on adrenalin. It was like a video on high speed, it was just so amazingly fast,” he said.
“His head was bobbing around and he looked like he was going to lunge at me. I grabbed a log and was going to throw it at his head but it slipped out and landed between us and then he just turned around and ran off into the bush.” — National Post
He punched it in the nose. He threw a log at it.
He is going to tell that story to every person he ever meets for the rest of his life.
And he won’t even have to embellish it.
A fisherman in a skiff saw he was in trouble, picked him up and gave first aid.
His parting thought?
“They’re pretty formidable, grizzly bears,” Warnock said of the animals he’d seen a couple of times from a distance while hunting deer. “I’d rather not have any interactions with them.”