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That ends in tragedy for two friends it happened right along the border between Idaho and Montana.
The men shot what they thought was a black bear but it turns out it was a much more aggressive grizzly like the one seen here.
39 year old Steve Stevenson yelled to distract the animal from attacking his friend after they went into the brush to get the animal.
It was a heroic decision that cost him his life but -- save his friend.
Joining us now Animal Planet host Brandon McMillan.
An animal expert and trainer so so these guys shot the bear the bear wandered off.
Into some brush they let some time go by they thought it would have died.
But this is a grizzly bear pretty tough to -- a grizzly bear with -- one shot.
-- -- much more yet grizzly bears are much more aggressive -- far larger than black bears now from what I understand these guys shopping there.
And they tracked it which -- generally they chased it they had -- cornered.
And that is why they were attacked back because an animal the animal kingdom that feels cornered it feels like -- have to fight for its life.
Did they said that they thought they -- the shooting a black bear grizzly bears are protected in the lower 48 they've obviously shouldn't have been.
A grizzly -- is it that hard to tell the -- apart.
I is not it's not the heart actually has blackberries are blocking grizzly bears are brown.
Sometimes their adrenaline could have been lying or it -- been -- -- been in the shadows -- could have been dark I don't I don't know.
I don't know how hunter's mind works you know all -- know is they shot the wrong America's grizzly bears.
They don't take it lightly whenever they're getting it whenever they're getting hunted -- -- Generally a grizzly bear that attacked a human it's usually a mother protecting her young so this is a very interest in case.
A male grizzly bear that attacks someone generally doesn't happen so this this bear was cornered it felt cornered and that's why someone's dad.
And no 11 guy dead as a result He apparently did save his friend's life -- by distracting the bear and that's very turned on you know saved his friend's life Brandon McMillan has.
It's gonna it's gonna take one it's gonna take more than one or two shot the killer grizzly bears can take several and even if you hit in the chest it might take twenty minutes for that -- to -- You'll be dead in ten seconds Brandon McMillan thank you.
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