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A man was mauled by a bear near the Eklutna Lake Campground on Saturday after he threw barbecued meat at the animal, the Alaska State Troopers said Sunday.
The man was at the lake, north of Anchorage, for a church picnic, said Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen.
Sometime around 5 p.m. on Saturday he broke off from the picnic and decided to go for a bike ride, bringing some food from the barbecue along.
He came across a black bear somewhere between a campground fee station and an ice cream stand near the park, Ipsen said.
The man threw a piece of meat at the bear, which ate it, she said. Then he offered another piece, she said.
“That’s when it kind of went ballistic,” she said.
I am going to add this next part even though most of you re probably way ahead of me.
"He'd been drinking."
Yeah no shit!
I swear some people are too stupid to live here!
Look if you re planning to visit Alaska, here are some things to keep in mind.
EVERYTHING up here wants to kill you.
The mudflats around Anchorage can and will kill you.
The rivers and lakes can and will kill you,.
The weather can and will kill you.
Bears can and will kill you.
Our moose can and will kill you.
And yes, if there are enough of them, even our mosquitoes can and will kill you.
But if you are smart and check out the visitor's guide and make some basic common sense choices you will have a great time.
Trust me, if a panty waist like Sarah Palin can survive here, so can you.
P.S By the way I am supposed to go camping at Eklutna some time this week.
I have decided to leave the barbecue sauce at home, because apparently bears HATE that crap!