After being attacked by a bear, a man spent $150,000 to make a bear-proof suit that turned out to be useless!
Troy Hurtubise encountered a grizzly while in the woods one day. There is no good reason why he is still alive. Hurtubise entered a meadow and spotted the large grizzly. Instead of slowly backing away and leaving the bear alone, Hurtubise decided to taunt it.
His yelling understandably irritated the bear and it lunged at him. It hit him in the chest and sent him sprawling. Hurtubise realized just how close to death he was but refused to back down. For some reason, the grizzly simply turned and walked away.
After the incident, Hurtubise became obsessed with grizzlies and researched them extensively. After seeing the film “Robocop,” he came up with the idea of creating a protective, bear-proof suit that would allow him to get close and study them.
After 10 years and $150,000, he decided to test it. Off he went into the Canadian wilderness to find a grizzly. When he finally encountered one he realized that the suit was useless. He could only walk on completely flat ground and ended up tripping and was unable to right himself without help.