The Internet reminds me of the telephone game.
It seems this grizzly item has been circulating since 2001, and it continues to grow by the day.
This bear was killed Oct. 14, 2001, by U.S. Air Force Airman Theodore Winnen on Hinchinbrook Island, Prince William Sound. It measured 10 feet by 6 inches from nose to tail and weighed an estimated 1,200 pounds. It was considered big, but not a world record or even a record for Alaska.
An e-mail that I received a couple of days ago with these pictures says the grizzly stood 14 feet and was the largest ever recorded in the world. It also said the bear charged a U.S. Forest Service worker before he emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic gun into it.
In reality, Winnen used a 338-caliber Winchester Magnum, and the bear wasn't charging. Most likely, it didn't even see the military man who was down wind and in camouflage.
The e-mail also said the bear had the remains of two humans in its stomach, another falsehood. Check out Break the Chain Web site to read the real bear stories. But, be careful if you have a weak stomach because it also shows a picture of what appears to be the remains of a partially eaten man.
All this makes a good case for "don't believe anything you hear and only half of what you see."