Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Guess he found out the truth of Grandpa Vanderboegh's dictum.

"Son, you don't poke a wolverine with a sharp stick unless you want your balls ripped off." -- Grandpa Vanderboegh.
Alaskan Wolverine
One Tough Dude – Alaska Man Survives Three Days At Temps -35′ and Holds Off Stalking Wolverine Until Rescue…

11 comments:

FedUp said...

He fired warning shots at the Wolverine before fighting it with a stick? Why didn't he shoot it and eat it? Was he too far gone from the cold to aim a gun?

Anonymous said...

Here is a general rule for operating in Alaska: If you are traveling in the bush, and do not carry something to signal the rescue helicopters (flares, laser lights, led flashlight, ELTs, etc.), you are asking to meet the wolverines up close and personal. Most grownups know this.

Anonymous said...

Some animals get downright aggravated when you fire warning shots at them. Wolverines, nutria, pigs...

Anonymous said...

FedUp...I was wondering the same thing?? But you gotta give this guy some credit. Most kids nowadays could get lost in midtown Manhattan..

Sean said...

Looking at the picture, I see that my ex-wifes'looks have actually improved.

prambo said...

I LOVE Wolverines - even have Wolverine "ink" - Oops!!

Admitted I am an "inkie".

Unknown said...

Looks like a regular wolf to me?

Anonymous said...

"He fired warning shots at the Wolverine before fighting it with a stick? Why didn't he shoot it and eat it? Was he too far gone from the cold to aim a gun?"

If it came out that he killed an endangered species, he probably would have gone to prison for life.

Anonymous said...

"He fired warning shots at the Wolverine before fighting it with a stick? Why didn't he shoot it and eat it? Was he too far gone from the cold to aim a gun?"

Wolverines are very ill tempered. Perhaps so ill tempered that shooting one and not killing enrages it and it goes beserek and kills you. Or will significant injury cause it to wimper away like many other animals?

Crotalus said...

Why does that look like a wolf's face superimposed on the body of a wol\/erine? (Back slash & forward slash! Got around a broken letter!)

prambo said...

Just checked a crap-ton of wolverine pics, and where their teeth are showing, they are VERY impressive.

The wolverine is not to be trifled with.