Show this story to anyone who thinks that hunting is for ‘cowards’.
A steak knife saved this man’s life.
It will give them cause for a re-think.
What this guy goes through is NOT for the faint of heart.
A hunter was approaching the elk he had just shot.
A very pissed off bear wanted the kill for herself, and took part of his face off.
Lee Brooke, 60, was approaching an elk he had shot last year while hunting in the mountains of Wyoming when a 420lbs female bear attacked him from behind, ripping off half his face and knocking him unconscious.
He woke to feel her sniffing at his cheek. ‘I could feel the whiskers,’ he told Fox News.
Blinded by blood soaking his eyes, Lee managed to grab a steak knife from his pocket and stab the bear in the head, just inches from her deadly jaws.
She retreated which gave Lee the chance to escape.
He and his hunting party — though they had been seperated — responded to his screams, and found him.
He also retrieved his severed nose and upper lip before helping him down the mountain where they could find phone reception and called for help.
He was rushed to hospital where he was put in a medically induced coma for one month at the Swedish Burn and Reconstructive Unit in Colorado.
Hours of surgery kept him alive and preserved part of his nose.
Blood from Lee’s arm now feeds his nose and doctors may one day use what’s left of his nose to reconstruct a new one on his face.
‘Then I’ll be a new Lee,’ he said.
Month by month, with long and complicated surgires, doctors are piecing him back together again.
And a top-notch surgeon? He answered the call.
God BLESS America!