Russian school caretaker Nikoly Irgit got a nasty surprise when he went down to the woods and ran into a bear. Somehow, he survived to tell the tale
Name: Nikolay Irgit.
Appearance: Quite badly scarred.
Why, what happened? A bear tried to eat his face.
Well, yeah, that would do it. Still, the bear came off worse.
How come? Lets just say it wont be licking out many honey jars from now on.
Actually, I think youll need to tell us a bit more than that. OK. Irgit is a school caretaker and father of three in the remote Tuva region of Russia, just north of Mongolia. About a month ago, he went out into the forest with some friends, collecting horns and antlers to sell.
Like you do. Like you shouldnt do, you mean. It is said to be illegal without a licence, and Irgit and his friends could still get in trouble for it, apparently. Anyway, he suddenly saw a brown bear charging towards him.
Incensed by this alleged flouting of forestry regulations, no doubt. Yeah, or it might just have been hungry, because it bit Irgits arm, then began to gnaw on his head.