And Suddenly That Giant Hog Story Looks So Unimpressive

We like bears. As Robert Klein once said, they are the most helpful of all the animals. "If you have to be stuck in an elevator, it might as well be with a bear. 'Can you reach up there, bear?' 'Well, I think I can try ...' " But when a bear is attacking your six-year-old son, there's only one thing you can do. Yes, pick up a log and knock it out with one throw.

But Logan was the one who ended up getting scared and getting the bear's attention. The bear dropped the cooler and headed towards Logan, growling. The boys' dad, an ex-Marine, knew he had to do something. So he grabbed the closest thing he could find — a log. "(I) threw it at it and it happened to hit the bear in the head and I thought it just knocked it out but it actually ended up killing the bear," said Chris, who ended up being cited for not properly storing his food. But that's not what he feels bad about. "I feel bad about killing the bear," said Chris.

Of course had that been Barry Zito, the campsite would have been littered with thrown logs and there would have been bears on second and third with no outs.

By the way, someone should have called Rod Marinelli.

Ex Marine Kills Bear With Log [AccesNorthGa, via Fark]