Brandon Johnson is quite possibly the toughest guy on earth. The Minnesota hunter recently survived a life-threatening bear attack while on a hunting trip with friends.
Chuck Norris might need to get online and order some Brandon Johnson pajamas, is what we're trying to say.
Johnson was alone in the woods, tracking a 525-pound black bear that one of his companions shot earlier in the day.
"We wanted to give it four hours before we went out and looked for it to make sure the animal had expired," Johnson told USA Today.
Unfortunately, the bear found him first, charging full force and bringing down its powerful jaws on Brandon's left arm.
"One tooth of the bear just broke the bone right in half," he said.
But the hunter wasn't going to just lie there and take it. Brandon fought back with a 5-inch hunting knife, repeatedly stabbing the massive creature in a fit of adrenaline.
"It's just going to town on my hand, and I just keep stabbing it and stabbing it and stabbing away, and I am screaming and yelling," Johnson said.
The bear backed off from his attack, only to return twice more while Johnson lay screaming in the woods for help. In a last stitch effort for survival, the huntsman thrust his knife into the bear's mouth, stabbing it in the throat.
The bear responding to the attack by picking Johnson up by his leg and slamming him to the ground before finally walking away. Later, Johnson's hunting companions returned to the area of the attack and found the bear. It died from the wounds Johnson inflicted, and was estimated to be about 550 lb. while alive.
"The bear was wounded and felt surrounded so it went into attack survival mode. That's what happens," Craig Lindstrom, one of the men with Johnson, told the Duluth News Tribune.
Johnson made it to an ambulance with the help of his friends, suffering extensive injuries but escaping with his life. His family and friends have set up a fundraising site to help pay for the hunter's medical bills and living expenses. As of press time they've managed to raise more than half of the $15,000 goal.