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Grizzly attacks Idaho man
(AP) ^ | April 14, 2007

Posted on 04/14/2007 7:13:56 PM PDT by george76

An eastern Idaho man was mauled by a grizzly bear just outside his rural home, suffering deep bite and claw wounds across his back, investigators said.

Authorities did not immediately release the name of the 33-year-old victim of the Tuesday night bear attack, saying he requested anonymity. They said he was in stable condition and good spirits in an Idaho Falls hospital.

"He just stepped outside of his house to look for his dog ... then the bear knocked him down," said Idaho Fish and Game Regional Supervisor Steve Schmidt...

"The bear caused significant injuries to his head, back, shoulder and buttocks. In other words, the bear was biting him all over his backside," Schmidt said.

On Wednesday, local police and Fish and Game officials set out to capture the bear, laying a series of traps and snares near the victim's home in a rural subdivision outside Tetonia, about five miles west of the Wyoming border.

Schmidt said the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which has the authority to manage grizzly bears, granted the state agency permission to remove the bear from the wild. The bear's fate, if captured, is uncertain, they said.

"After the well-being of the victim, the safety of the public is our top concern," said Jon Heggen, the state agency's enforcement chief.

The attack is the first in Idaho since July 3, 2006, when a female grizzly attacked a hiker near the western border of Yellowstone National Park...

Federal biologists say the bear population has grown from 4 percent to 7 percent a year since the mid-'90s and that more than 600 grizzlies now live in that region.

(Excerpt) Read more at casperstartribune.net ...


TOPICS: Agriculture; Conspiracy; Outdoors; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; beakattack; bear; bearattack; biologists; federal; federalbiologists; grizzly; grizzlybear; hunting; idaho; sss; tetonia; usfws; yellowstone
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1 posted on 04/14/2007 7:13:58 PM PDT by george76
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To: girlangler; HairOfTheDog
Henderson was attacked by the bear moments after stepping outside his home to look for his barking dog.

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2 posted on 04/14/2007 7:18:06 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Myrddin

“Timothy Henderson, 33, was recovering Thursday from wounds he received when the bear attacked him outside his rural Tetonia home Tuesday night, about five miles from the Idaho-Wyoming border.

Henderson was reported in good condition at an Idaho Falls hospital with deep bite and claw marks on his head, shoulders, back and buttocks.”


3 posted on 04/14/2007 7:19:23 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
It's Spring. The bears are coming out of hibernation. I'm headed to Yellowstone next Thursday. There are parts of the park that are off limits because of the bears. Tetonia is about 114 miles from my house. I've passed through the area on my way to Jackson Hole, WY.
4 posted on 04/14/2007 7:26:41 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: george76
Authorities did not immediately release the name of the 33-year-old victim of the Tuesday night bear attack, saying he requested anonymity.

Fear of bear reprisals?

5 posted on 04/14/2007 7:29:28 PM PDT by 69ConvertibleFirebird (Never argue with an idiot. They drag you down to their level, then beat you with experience.)
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To: Myrddin

Why is the USFWS closing parts of Yellowstone ?

Are they worried about the bears or the people ?


6 posted on 04/14/2007 7:37:16 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“An eastern Idaho man was mauled by a grizzly bear just outside his rural home”

Holy Cow! we still have Grizzlies in the lower 48?


7 posted on 04/14/2007 7:41:07 PM PDT by Grunthor (Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: Grunthor

If one’s dogs is barking...it might be a bear or mountain lion ?

The federal government is also introducing Canadian wolves too...with our tax dollars.

Soon to a town near us ?


8 posted on 04/14/2007 7:47:00 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Evaporate the bear. High time to reintroduce the bounty system.


9 posted on 04/14/2007 7:48:45 PM PDT by GSlob
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To: george76
Parts of the park are off limits every Spring. They are opened for access again in early June when the bears have moved on. It's standard procedure. The partially eaten buffalo carcasses are a good clue that something very big is feeding in the area.

One of the areas shut off is Fairy Falls. You have to walk about 3 miles away from the road to see the falls. It's normal to see lots of carcasses on the side of the path.

10 posted on 04/14/2007 7:59:46 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: Grunthor
Holy Cow! we still have Grizzlies in the lower 48?

Yes we do. We have so many in Idaho that they are coming off the endangered list shortly. Hiking without an appropriate sidearm isn't a good idea in many areas.

11 posted on 04/14/2007 8:02:34 PM PDT by Myrddin
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To: george76
Federal biologists say the bear population has grown from 4 percent to 7 percent a year

It's global warming that's behind this.

12 posted on 04/14/2007 8:03:17 PM PDT by quantim (2008 => I'll take an imperfect winner over a perfect loser.)
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To: george76

Normally I wouldn’t post something like this in a thread like this but if he’s in good spirits he’ll appreciate this.

Funny bear video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zOpKFPEah3E


13 posted on 04/14/2007 8:05:40 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Peace without victory is a temporary illusion.)
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To: Myrddin
" I'm headed to Yellowstone next Thursday"

Crazy time of year to walk about in grizzly territory. They've got the munchies in a big way. I doubt any of the "what to do when you stumble into a bear" advice will do you much good, especially if it's a momma bear. And the chances of an encouter being accidental are slim, the bear would probably be stocking you. Hope you pack something with some knock down power for saftey at least, not that you'd have time to use it...

14 posted on 04/14/2007 8:10:27 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: cripplecreek

Thanks. This is almost as good.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n4xXc25wPE&mode=related&search=


15 posted on 04/14/2007 8:14:31 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

“The federal government is also introducing Canadian wolves too...with our tax dollars.”

I know I’ve got wolves in the nat’l park near me, some large Black Bear as well and a few Couger (Mountain Lion), but I haven’t heard of any Grizzly Bear anywhere around these parts.


16 posted on 04/14/2007 8:33:09 PM PDT by Grunthor (Outside a dog a book is man's best friend. Inside a dog it's too dark to read.)
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To: cripplecreek

Hah! I thought it was real until a few secs into the karate and boxing moves,,hysterical!


17 posted on 04/14/2007 8:33:42 PM PDT by cajungirl (no)
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18 posted on 04/14/2007 10:04:55 PM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: Nathan Zachary
Hope you pack something with some knock down power for saftey at least, not that you'd have time to use it...

I've heard (from an Alaskan hunter) that you can't stop a grizzly from killing you with any sidearm: instead, shoot the bear in the shoulders to disable him—or worse, a "her".

19 posted on 04/15/2007 2:04:29 AM PDT by Eclectica (It only took one TV commercial to torpedo "Mr. Conservative" in 1964 Go-o-o-o RUDY!)
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To: Leatherneck_MT
eeek! do you have grizzlies up there too???? Around where you are?? Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

You'd better hurry on down to GA, honeybabe, we only have tornados down here.
20 posted on 04/15/2007 4:14:12 AM PDT by Shimmer128 (FR is a party where the guests like you, but the hosts don't.)
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