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  • Vasya the cat chases away a brown bear in the woods of Eastern Siberia

    08/16/2021 5:09:29 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 18 replies
    The astonishing video of a humble domestic cat winning a territory battle with a young brown bear was filmed on 31 July by a group of fishermen in the north of Irkutsk region. The friends were having a party after a day on the Angara River near Ust-Ilimsk, when a brown bear approached their camp. The predator was several metres away from the campfire, when cat Vasily, or Vasya, taken along on the trip as a companion, pounced forward and stood between the humans and the bear. The video filmed by angler Sergey Tarasov shows the puffed up cat with...
  • Tree planter dies after bear attack in northern Alberta

    08/03/2021 8:00:16 AM PDT · by xp38 · 28 replies
    The Toronto Sun ^ | Aug. 2 2021 | Canadian Press
    SWAN HILLS, Alta. — RCMP in Alberta say a 26-year-old tree planter has died after being attacked by a bear. Spokesman Cpl. Troy Savinkoff says police were called on Saturday afternoon about the attack, which he says happened in a remote location northwest of Swan Hills.Savinkoff says the woman was flown by a private helicopter to the airport in Swan Hills, where they were met by EMS, but she did not survive. A statement by Alberta’s Justice and Solicitor General office says it is suspected the person was working in the area when an adult black bear attacked. The statement...
  • Man Killed In Bear Attack In MP's Panna Reserve

    07/21/2021 6:50:38 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 21 July, 2021 | staff
    A 55-year-old man was mauled to death by a wild bear in the Panna Tiger Reserve in Madhya Pradesh, a senior official said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday evening in the forest near Bagoha village, said the reserve's field director Uttam Kumar Sharma.
  • Montana Wildlife Officials Kill Grizzly Suspected of Fatally Attacking Woman

    07/10/2021 11:13:31 AM PDT · by mac_truck · 31 replies
    Cowboy State Daily ^ | 7/9/2021 | Ellen Fike
    Montana wildlife officials shot and killed a grizzly bear early Friday morning that was believed to have dragged a woman from her tent in Montana earlier this week and killed her. The bear was killed less than two miles from Ovando, a Montana town of fewer than 100 people and the place the woman was killed Tuesday morning. “Last night, the Powell County Sheriff’s Office took a report from a resident who came home and found her door ripped off and large claw marks were present,” the sheriff’s office said on Facebook Friday. “A short time later a male grizzly...
  • MT: Defense Against Grizzly with Bow and .40 Caliber Pistol

    07/08/2021 5:32:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 2 July, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    The information about this incident was found in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request. This correspondent has not found any other media coverage. The incident is confirmed by the investigation noted in the Interagency Grizzly Bear Study Team report for 2016, Table 16, incident 201414. In the report, the sow bear was counted as probable mortality.On 9 September 2014, a bow hunter was calling and stalking elk in Montana. He was in the Gallatin National Forest, up Indian Creek, in the vicinity of Shedhorn Ridge, at dusk. The hunter was about three miles, as the crow flies,...
  • NorCal woman ID’d as camper pulled from tent, killed by grizzly bear in Montana

    07/07/2021 5:59:01 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 52 replies
    Leah Davis Lokan, 65, of Chico, California, was on a long-distance bicycling trip and had stopped in the western Montana town of Ovando when she was killed early Tuesday, said Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks officials as they provided more details about the attack. Lokan was killed on the bear’s second visit to the site where she and two fellow bicyclists were camping near the post office, officials said. The approximately 400-pound (181 kilogram) grizzly first awakened the campers about 3 a.m., officials said. They took food out of their tents, secured it and went back to sleep, they said.
  • Using Handguns or Pistols in Defense Against Bears Update 104 cases 97% Success, 6 May 2021

    06/25/2021 6:38:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 37 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 June, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo Courtesy Todd Orr, 1 October, 2016, Gallatin National Forest, text by Dean WeingartenTodd Orr was mauled by the same grizzly bear, twice, in October of 2016.Todd chose bear spray instead of a pistol. In a discussion on, later that month, this correspondent replied to a comment about the efficacy of pistols used to defend against bears:“Actually, there are legions of people who have been badly mauled after using a handgun on a bear. Even some of the vaunted magnums.”OK, give us a few examples. As you claim “legions”, it should not be too hard.The claim was made in...
  • Teen sleeping in hammock at 12:30 a.m attacked by large bear in Great Smoky Mountains

    06/19/2021 6:45:43 AM PDT · by Mariner · 35 replies
    Kansas City Star via Yahoo ^ | June 19th, 2021 | Mark Price
    A 16-year-old girl was attacked by a bear in the Great Smoky Mountains early Friday, prompting the National Park Service to close a back country section to visitors.The attack happened at 12:30 a.m., as the teen was sleeping in a hammock in the the Crosby section of the park, officials said. Her family was “sleeping in close proximity” at the time, according to a news release.Investigators have not released the identity of the teen, but said she is from Middle Tennessee.“The family was able to drive the bear off from the area immediately after the attack and quickly notified the...
  • Bear shot dead after attacking four people in residential area in Japan

    06/18/2021 11:52:31 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 23 replies
    CNN ^ | Emiko Jozuka,
    A local resident in the city of Sapporo, which is due to host the Olympic Marathon and Olympic Race Walking events at this summer's Tokyo Games, first reported sighting a bear on a road in the early hours of the morning. Soon after, Hokkaido police tweeted they were on the lookout for the bear, writing that since the sighting, many others had reported seeing the bear and that people had been injured. Local police said the bear attacked three men, one of whom was seriously injured, and a woman in her 80s, according to NHK. At around 11 a.m., the...
  • Terrifying moment a grizzly bear charges at a Yellowstone Park ranger who fires projectiles and scares him off

    06/01/2021 10:59:40 PM PDT · by blueplum · 7 replies
    The Daily Mail UK ^ | 01 Jun 2021 | Gina Martinez
    A passenger captured the moment a Yellowstone National Park ranger shot at a grizzly bear as it charged him The incident went down Friday afternoon just south of Roaring Mountain and north of the Norris Geyser Basin Footage shows the park ranger directing traffic before being taken by surprise
  • West Yellowstone man dies after being attacked by grizzly bear

    06/01/2021 7:00:36 AM PDT · by SJackson · 79 replies
    NBC ^ | 4-17-21
    MISSOULA, Mont. — A Montana man seriously injured from a grizzly bear attack Thursday afternoon has passed away Saturday morning. Carl Mock, 40, suffered a massive stroke and was unable to make a recovery in an Idaho Falls hospital, according to a GoFundMe page set up for Mock. The grizzly bear attack occurred near Bakers Hole Campground, about 3 miles north of West Yellowstone. A group of seven investigators, including FWP game wardens and bear specialists, as well as Forest Service personnel, revisited the site Friday to assess ongoing public safety risks and continue the investigation. They yelled and made...
  • Video shows 17-year-old San Gabriel Valley girl shoving away bear to save her dogs

    06/01/2021 10:09:27 AM PDT · by BenLurkin · 101 replies
    KTLA ^ | June 1, 2021
    The surveillance footage shows the moment just after 2:30 p.m. when a brown bear and two cubs walked along a brick wall in the teen’s backyard in Bradbury. Three of the family’s dogs started barking at them. At the time, the family was gardening at another end of the yard when they heard the barking. Videos shows the bear swat at the dogs a few times before the teen runs up. Video shows her shove the bear, causing the animal to fall backward and off the wall. The teen suffered a sprained finger and scraped her knee, but she and...
  • Woman killed in suspected bear attack near Durango, CPW says

    05/02/2021 11:38:37 AM PDT · by MileHi · 79 replies
    FOX31 NEWS ^ | May 1, 2021 | Colleen Flynn
    TRIMBLE, Colo. (KDVR) — Colorado Parks and Wildlife said a woman was found dead off U.S. Highway 550 after a suspected bear attack on Friday. According to her boyfriend, the 39-year-old victim was believed to have gone walking with her two dogs earlier Friday, La Plata County Sheriff’s office said. Her boyfriend told police he got home around 8:30 p.m. and the dogs were present but his girlfriend was not there. After searching for her, he found her body around 9:30 p.m. and called 911. When CPW wildlife officers responded, they found signs of consumption on the body and an...
  • Man with Bear Spray Killed by Grizzly Near Yellowstone Park

    04/23/2021 5:35:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 80 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | 20 April, 2021 | Dean Weingarten
    U.S.A. –-( On the afternoon of 15 April 2021, Carl Mock was attacked by a grizzly bear near Baker’s Hole Campground in Gallatin County, Montana. The campground is a few miles from the town of West Yellowstone, near an entrance to Yellowstone Park. Mock was able to dial 911. Several agencies responded to the call at about 3:42 p.m. The first responders were able to find Mock after about 50 minutes of searching.Mock had “sustained significant scalp and facial injuries” according to the Gallatin County Sheriff Search and Rescue Facebook page. gave more details of the injuries:Authorities say the...
  • Cocaine Bear: Film about animal that ate 70lb drugs dumped by smugglers is under development

    03/10/2021 6:21:47 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 33 replies
    BBCBreakingnews ^ | 03 10 2021 | Staff
    News of Elizabeth Banks directing a new movie about a bear that consumed 70 pounds of cocaine that was dropped by drug smugglers in 1985 has sent Twitter into a frenzy and even prompted Bette Midler to offer her services as an acting coach. The plot of the movie titled Cocaine Bear is being kept under wraps, but it will be based on a true story. In 1985, authorities reported that a 175-pound black bear died after eating cocaine from a duffel bag it found in a Georgia forest that was dumped in the area by a drug smuggler. Authorities...
  • N.S. judge has doubts sexual assault even happened after woman was chased by a bear

    03/02/2021 1:26:19 PM PST · by Loyalist · 24 replies
    Halifax Chronicle-Herald ^ | February 26, 2021 | Chris Lambie
    An Antigonish judge has found two brothers not guilty of sexually assaulting a woman who testified the whole thing started after she was chased by a bear.The victim’s name in this case is protected by a publication ban and everyone involved is identified by initials. “She testified that she was sexually assaulted by the two accused and a third man (now deceased) on May 25, 2018. She recalled the date because it was the day after a harrowing experience when she ran away from a bear,” Nova Scotia Supreme Court Justice James Chipman said in a written decision released Friday.One...
  • Alaska woman using outhouse attacked by bear – from below

    02/19/2021 6:51:09 PM PST · by simpson96 · 81 replies
    WCRB TV ^ | 2/19/2021 | Staff
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) – A woman in Southeast Alaska said she never imagined having an issue with bears while winter camping near Haines last weekend, until one bit her on her bottom. Shannon Stevens was camping with her brother and his girlfriend at a yurt near Chilkat Lake on Saturday, when she left to use the outhouse after dinner. “I went to the outhouse, sat on the toilet and immediately something bit me,” she said. “Honestly … it didn’t occur to me it would be a bear. I didn’t know what it was. I felt the pain and screamed.” Shannon...
  • Momma Bear Rescues Cub From Tree (video)

    01/26/2021 8:07:58 AM PST · by OneVike · 11 replies
    The Reason For My Faith ^ | 1/26/21 | Chuck Ness
    Here is a cute video to brighten your day. God gives everyone, even animals an instinct to protect our young. From time to time we find our selves needing to help our children get out of sticky situations. This is a video of a Momma bear trying to get her cub down from a tree. You will notice how the other cub tries to help Momma.
  • Woman says her 2 dogs, bicyclist saved her from bear in Collier County

    12/28/2020 11:23:55 AM PST · by SJackson · 32 replies
    Wink News ^ | 12-17-20 | Rachel Cox-Rosen, Jack Lowenstein
    A black bear attacked a woman and her two dogs in Collier County on Christmas Eve morning. Kathleen Boyle said Friday that her two dogs, one ironically named Bear, and her other pup, Robin, helped save her from a bear they ran into on their morning walk in the Fiddler’s Creek community. “It wasn’t until probably 11:30, 12 o’clock that I stopped shaking,” Boyle said. “Because it was that trauma, ‘I can’t believe this just happened.’” Boyle’s two Westies are show dogs, but they didn’t worry about manners when a bear approached them and their owner. “So here you’ve got...
  • Alaska plane hits and kills brown bear during airport landing

    11/16/2020 9:17:47 AM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 40 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 16 Nov 2020 | AP
    An Alaska Airlines jetliner hit a brown bear while landing early on Saturday evening, killing the animal and causing damage to the plane, officials said. None of the passengers or crew members were injured in the accident The Boeing 737-700 killed the brown bear sow, but a cub thought to be about two years old was uninjured, Alaska transportation spokesman Sam Dapcevich said. The plane landed after dark and crews followed normal procedures for runway checks.