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Retiree survives hand-to-paw fight with a brown bear in the outskirts of the city

By The Siberian Times reporter
18 August 2020

Mitrofan Tretryakov, 69, was badly wounded, but managed to call rescuers as the predator escaped.

Mitrofan Tretryakov, 69, pictured the moment he was found by rescuers. Picture: Srednekolymsk24

The attack happened on the shore of the Second Soldatskoye Lake near the Arctic town of Srednekolymsk on 14 August. 

Mitrofan Tretryakov said that he had to fight barehanded for his life. 

‘I wish I had a rifle on me’, he told the rescuers who found him with a major wound on the head, but sufficiently conscious to explain what had happened. 

A hunting team was sent to find and kill the bear after its attack on a human.

Retiree survives hand-to-paw fight with a brown bear in the outskirts of the city


Retiree survives hand-to-paw fight with a brown bear in the outskirts of the city
The attack happened on the shore of the Second Soldatskoye Lake near the Arctic town of Srednekolymsk on 14 August. Pictures: Srednekolymsk24


Mitrofan will spend up to two more weeks at hospital.

He feels ‘weak’ but his life is not in danger. 

‘Today the patient was able to have a little walk about his room. His condition is satisfactory despite complaints of feeling weak.

'The overall recovery forecast is good.

'It is too soon to speak about checking him out, but if he continues to get better at a pace he is doing now, we’ll let him go in a couple of days’, said a spokesman from the Yakutia’s Ministry of Health.

Comments (4)

The leftists will blame this on Putin.....
Dave Huff, St Augustine FL, USA
07/09/2020 06:58
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Great Courage
Let the bear live
Listen to the Slicker
Sodbuster, East Braintree Canada
21/08/2020 21:10
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Wow, talk about the will of man and that of the Russian bear.on both sides.
Let the bear live. Bears lives matter. Wishing you all the best and that of the Russian people. God bless.
Gary, Toronto, Canada
21/08/2020 17:53
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Mr Mitrofan Tretryakov is not only a miracle survivor, but a symbol of courage and bravery deemed fit of a Legion d'Honneur...

Keep up your fighting spirit and wishing you a speedy full recovery.
Anonymous, Switzerland
19/08/2020 01:05
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