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UPSIDE DOWN SHOT SAVES HUNTER IN SAVAGE
FIGHT WITH GRIZZLY
'I Rolled Over on My Back and. Fired."
McBride, B. C, June 1. "Did yv-
er lie on your back in the brush and
shoot a wounded grizzly that was'
standing right over your head?" ask
ed Joe Juneau, trapper, when he came
into the Palace Hotel here with his
partner, Bert Wahl.
"Well, it ain't so darn funny when
you actually hae to do it to escape
getting hugged by the grizzly. Grizzly
huggin' is one kind I don't hanker
Joe Juneau had set out into the
mountains looking for caribou.
"I never met caribou, ncir nothin',"
he said, "till right on the edge of the
timher, I suddenly saw a big 'bear!
ay, 1 cut loose-with my Mauser with
out thinkm' at all. It was a grizzly,
and a whopper,
"Well, -I followed him up. I'd got
to a small cluster of trees before I
saw him again.
"I was so blame excited I fired
again, though I could only see his
head and shoulders. But I'd forgot
my gun was still sighted for a hun
dred yards, so of course I overshot
him. But I guess I parted his hair all
right for he turned and charged right
"That was the longest thirty sec
onds I ever lived through. I spent
them wondering which part of me
would furbish the choicest meat ac
cording to bear standards. I'd never
thought of myself as bear food be-