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  1. Tim V says:

    Holy cow, can that guy on the right get away if he needs to?

    • Brian Jeffrey says:

      The short answer is “No”. If the bear decided to go for the guy, the guy would be gone, as in gone-gone. By 1960, when I first arrived on the line, the policy was to kill any polar bears who wandered on-site as a safety precaution. The last thing anyone wanted was to run into a polar bear on the way to read the thermometers in the Stevenson Screen in the dark of the long winter night. I watched one such hunt at FOX-1 around 1962. Only the Eskimos (as there referred to back then) had weapons and were authorized to kill the bears.
      Brian J.

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