Man survives bear attack by doing the last thing you'd ever expect

A man credits a gift from his grandmother after he survived a brutal grizzly bear attack in Montana on Saturday. While the bear was mauling him, the man allegedly remembered a magazine article that his grandmother once gave him that explained how large animals have poor gag reflexes. Therefore, in a last-ditch effort to save his life, the man shoved his arm down the enormous animal's throat.

Chase Dellwo was surprised when his desperate move actually worked. After he shoved his arm down the bears throat, the bear left, leaving him severely injured but alive.

Dellwo said that he was bow-hunting with his brother on Saturday when he realized he was approaching a sleeping bear. It wasn't until he was three feet away that he realized the size and danger of the bear. He said:

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Startled, the bear quickly threw Dellwo to the ground and bit the top and back of his head. Dellwo said:

"He let go, but he was still on top of me roaring the loudest roar I have ever heard."

Despite having to receive stitches and staples in his head and face and suffering puncture wounds on his leg, Dellwo has no bad blood towards the grizzly bear. He said:

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Thankfully Dellwo's surprising actions saved his life and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Watch this video to learn how to survive a bear attack:

How To Survive a Bear Attack
How To Survive a Bear Attack

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