Local television reported that a 48-year-old shepherd from the village of Vrba in southeast Srpska Bosna strangled a brown bear barehanded after the wild animal attacked him. Blažo Grković was tending a flock of sheep on a meadow in Volljak, when the bear assaulted him. The shepherd had a small axe with him, but he had no chance of using it. Grković told journalists, “At one moment, the bear grasped my hand and I choked it by the throat with the other hand until the animal fell down”, adding that he remembered neither the details of the struggle, nor how long it lasted. After the vicious encounter with the animal, the bleeding shepherd managed to cover a distance of several kilometres along a mountainous path before calling an ambulance. Doctors diagnosed multiple injuries to shepherd’s hands, legs, and head caused by the bear’s jaws and paws. As a result, Grković will remain hospitalised for over a week.
26 May 2013
The long and the short of this is, “Don’t mess with Serbs… truly, don’t”. The original mistakenly called the shepherd Bosnian… what a silly bunch of wabbits… everyone knows that Srpska Bosna is, for all intents and purposes, “virtual Serbia”. Get it right!