A grizzly bear was executed in Nome, Alaska, last month after defending himself from a trio of murderous, mouth-breathing rednecks. Unfortunately, so-called “bear-mauling victim” Wes Perkins — as described in a May 18 Anchorage Daily News headline — survived.
From a May 17 Anchorage Daily News story: “A grizzly bear mauled the former fire chief for the city of Nome during a weekend hunting trip … Wes Perkins had been tracking the bear with friends on snowmachines Sunday east of the Seward Peninsula city when the big grizzly charged, according to Alaska State Troopers. Perkins’ companions shot and killed the animal during the attack.”
Alaska State Troopers Information Officer Megan Peters was quoted in the May 17 Anchorage Daily News story as saying: “We have no indication that it was anything other than a tragic hunting accident.”
Mr. Perkins being “mauled” by the grizzly bear he and his hillbilly friends set out to murder was neither “tragic” nor was it an “accident.”
I, too, would have taken a pound of flesh from Mr. Perkins had he and his bloodthirsty hunting buddies tried to take my life.
The bear’s execution, at the hands of unevolved assassins determined to kill — and no doubt hell-bent on avenging the animal’s “attack” on Mr. Perkins — is tragic.
Ms. Peters’ use of the word “accident” must have been a suggestion that the bear hadn’t been told to just stand there and make a good target for the hunters’ bullets.
Adding insult to the bear’s memory is the fact that money is being raised on Mr. Perkins’ behalf.
From a May 17 KTUU-TV story: “An account for Perkins’ family has been set up by the Nome Volunteer Fire Department at Credit Union 1. All donations will be transferred directly to his family.”