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  • May 24, 2012 11:54 am

    Outhouse bear attack survivor was grabbed from ‘throne’

    Gord Shurvell, 65, was camping and fishing with a friend at a cabin by Dunbar Lake, about 60 kilometres north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., when the bear attacked him early Saturday. Shurvell told CBC News he was in the outhouse, with the door wide open so he could enjoy the morning view, when the bear barged in.

    "I’m sitting on the throne, and my feet are sort of up on the ‘poopstool,’ we call it," he said in an interview Wednesday. "So I’m kicking at him to get away, but he grabbed my pants and that gotch that were down around my ankles. And that was the start of it, and he just kept coming."

    When asked if the attack scared the “you-know-what” out of him, Shurvell replied, “It was already gone!”

    "I’d already done my business," he added. "All the defence I had is a … piece of [toilet] paper in this hand."

    Wow. Just wow. (CBC News via The Awl)