A Kodiak Bear Mauling: Living and Dying with Alaska's Bears

A Kodiak Bear Mauling: Living and Dying with Alaska's Bears

by R. Keith Rogan


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A few years ago, I survived a horrific mauling by a Kodiak brown bear. This is the story of that event along with additional tales and personal observations about these coastal giants. I have tried to render the events of that day as accurately as possible. Along with that, I've included other personal experiences and observations over the years, some of which were frightening, some funny and some quite beautiful. I discuss other maulings around Alaska in the last few years, and many of the details of those attacks were drawn directly from survivors or witnesses of the event.

I want to draw an honest picture of bears and our relationship with bears. We have lived and competed with the bear since man first moved onto the Eurasian mainland hundreds of thousands of years ago. How is that working out for both sides? How smart are bears? How dangerous are they, really? Most importantly, how do we minimize conflict with this large predator for the safety of both species? I try to touch on all this in the book and I hope the reader enjoys the journey as much as I have enjoyed sharing it.
The book has been very popular as a Kindle offering and due to popular demand, is now available in this paperback edition. This new edition includes a bonus photo section by the very talented Alaskan photographer, Adina Preston. Her work illustrates the beauty of this mysterious island in ways that my words can only hint at.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781470082895
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/30/2013
Pages: 310
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.65(d)

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