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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 (173)

If a bear is going to kill you,it will happen when they attack unless you are lucky enough to survive it. I don't think bears save food for later.
Melanie Johnson, United States
06/07/2019 06:57
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Que increíble que sobreviviera tanto tiempo.
Oscar, Colombia
04/07/2019 05:14
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More Russian fake news.
Bubba Gump, Liars, Kazakhastan
01/07/2019 14:20
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Its a fake news
Jaroslav Zeman, Česko
30/06/2019 18:17
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Doesn't seem to be much food value in urine.
Carole Hayden, Corona Ca. USA
29/06/2019 20:32
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Hooray for the dogs !
Beth, USA
29/06/2019 04:53
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why cant the Americans keep politics out of it? everything and anything they can find, even when a flea stings an elephant is related to their politics and Trump.a funny nation indeed.
MORAK Benedikjt, Moscow
28/06/2019 18:31
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This is what John McCain looks like right now
Frank Farkel, Big Bear Lake, CA
28/06/2019 11:40
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Ebony, it is no easy task. I worked for 22 years in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, for about 1/4 of that time I ALSO had security tasks for both Saudi Aramco and the Mormon (!) Church. Basically for the Church I was involved in treat assessment and mitigation. i had so many sources (including Russian(!)) and they were all different. I wanted to report truth, BUT, want IS true? It was for me to guess. As for humor, most of the time, if you think about, the jokes, they are really not funny, its the person saying, "BOY! I'm sure glad that didn't happen to me!"" We will ALL suffer in this life. God did not even spare his own son, Jesus!
George Chris, Montgomery, Texas
28/06/2019 08:41
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Peta will probably file a complaint with the UN that Russia is disturbing wildlife in their dens.
George Chris, Montgomery, Texas
28/06/2019 06:27
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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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