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Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den

By The Siberian Times reporter
26 June 2019

Alexander described as a ‘speaking mummy’ found by hunting dogs close to death after a month. UPDATED!

Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den. File image of a brown bear by Mikhail Korostelev 

WARNING STRONG IMAGES!

The emaciated man from Russia’s remote Republic of Tuva was preserved as ‘tin-can’ food to eat later by a brown bear, say local reports in the region.

A group of local hunters found Alexander after their dogs refused to leave the area of the den. 

Their persistent barking pushed the hunters to check inside the lair, where they found a barely-alive man. He was rushed to the local hospital and has been diagnosed with a broken spine and severe emaciation. 

Alexander remembers his first name but not his age, and was reportedly in the den for around one month, drinking urine to survive. 

He is now in the intenstive care with multiple injuries and rotting skin. 

He can move his arms, local hospital doctors said. 

Man lives after bear breaks his spine and keeps him as food inside den
Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries. Picture: EADily


A video shows Alexander opening his blue eyes and confirming his first name.

It is as yet unclear if he was a hunter, too, and how his encounter with the bear happened. 

He managed to explain that he was attacked and dragged inside the den when he broke his spine.

The attack happened approximately a month ago, Alexander said. 

‘The bear preserved me as food for later’, he explained.

A video filmed inside the local hospital shows that the man turned into a ‘speaking mummy’ with his tissues rotting after laying motionless for so long. 

Local medics say they cannot explain how the man survived such injuries.

UPDATE

The story on the bear man was reported by major Russian newspaper Izvestia and news agency EADaily.

But a spokesman at the health ministry in Tyva Republic said: 'We cannot confirm the case happened in Tuva.

'It was not registered by the Ministry of Health, the Emergencies Ministry or any other official body (in the region).

'Most probably, it happened somewhere outside Tuva.'

Speech on the background in the video appears not to be local language Tuvan.

Comments (178)

A bear takes you into its den and you're there for a month, yet it doesn't feed on you that whole time? I'm not sure I buy this story.
TDG, USA
28/06/2019 06:04
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Raoul Alegro. Ir usa goberment insist in make war , terrorist acts, and economic Strokes against others soberans countries, the people of usa Will habe more and more veterans . Tu gobierno gasta en armas más que los 5 países juntos que lo preceden. Están totalmente locos, y mantienen en la ignorancia a su propio pueblo.



Gerardo, Argentina
28/06/2019 06:02
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Stupid comments are disgusting.
Patricia gothard, Laguna Woods. CA. USA
28/06/2019 04:52
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PRA MIM ESSE HOMEM ESTA VIVO GRAÇAS A DEUS, COM CERTEZA DEUS TEM UM PROPOSITO NA VIDA DESSE HOMEM.
QUE DEUS CONTINUE ABENÇOANDO ELE E QUE ELE MELHORE LOGO .
BIANCA , VILA VELHA ESPIRITO SANTO
28/06/2019 02:23
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He looks like your average Trumpanzie but with a better skin.



Odd comment on a story absolutely unrelated to politics. You appear to have a severe case of TDS. Prepare yourself for when he is re-elected.
William J. Harrison@yahoo.com, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA
28/06/2019 02:17
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He looks like your average Trumpanzie but with a better skin.
mark frederick, United States
28/06/2019 01:14
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Its a incredibly history, I cant believe it!!!!!!!!
Julio bustos , Chile
27/06/2019 22:50
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What they didn't say is that a large black triangle was seen in the area.... shortly thereafter, two Sasquatch were seen carrying the man into the woods.... then the bear.
Don, DC/ USA
27/06/2019 22:03
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So, Rob--are you saying that Elvis really IS dead?
Lumpy, Woonsocket
27/06/2019 21:40
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Bill Clinton did what to a bear?
bob, usa
27/06/2019 21:40
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He reminds of some of the of rotten meat in my refrigerator.
Plurpnoid75, Nibiru
27/06/2019 21:19
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What the future USA will look like after the next Democrat POTUS win.
Bioya1, Fl/USA
27/06/2019 21:18
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The first hunter was a little too hard and chewy. The second hunter was a little too soft and mushy. Alexander was just right !
Willaim, USA
27/06/2019 21:14
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This one reminded me of the DiCaprio/bear movie ... maybe Leo could do a re-make entitled "Alex & the Bear" ... which would be far more bearable than the Masha version. Opening line: "Honey, I'm home ... what's for dinner? Oh yeah, ... YOU! Drink your urine and I'll be right over sweet-pea."
Meat Eater, Brown Bear Lake, MN
27/06/2019 21:14
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Looks like one of our veterans waiting for care at the local Veterans Hospital while the Sanctuary City Democrats are importing illegals and homeless.
Raoul Allegro, San Francisco
27/06/2019 21:13
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