If you don't have a gun in Grizzly country, you better have something that comes with a bite like a knife, pepper spray, or a hatchet. The following story happened to Lee Brooke of Colorado.
Brooke said he had no choice but to fight. Not sure he would survive -- the thought of death doesn’t cross his mind.
He was determined to see his wife Martha again. Brooke said blood in his eyes made the fight difficult.
He hit the bear. She bit into his arm. His gun was not with him. A steak knife in his pocket was his only hope.
“I don’t know that I would have been brave enough to stab her if I could see her,” Brooke said. “I had to lean in to stab her in the head. So I was this close to her nose.”
After several strikes, the bear left Brooke. He was separated from his hunting party, but now, more than ever, determined to live.
Brooke said he felt no pain. That -- paired with his survival -- he calls a miracle.
“I think that was a divine intervention,” Brooke said.