Shouldn’t have been asleep hunting…..
A hunter asleep in the remote Idaho wilderness woke up when he felt something tugging on his hair. Then he heard the black bear breathing.
Stephen Vouch, 29, reached behind his head and felt it was wet. He yelled when he realized a bear was biting at his head.
“He got a hold of my head, and that’s what woke me up,” the Boise resident said Wednesday, who was in the rugged area hunting bighorn sheep with friends. “That’s when I kind of freaked out. That’s when I could hear the bear breathing on me.”
His scream startled the bear, which jumped and hit the tarp above where they were sleeping. The tarp tumbled, entangling the animal and the hunters around 2 a.m. Friday.
“That’s when my buddy’s gun went off,” Vouch said.
The bear, wounded by a shot from the .45-caliber handgun, scrambled into a nearby tree. Vouch, cut but not seriously injured, shot and killed it.