Skip to comments.Grizzly attacks Idaho man
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.
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“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.”
Fear of bear reprisals?
Why is the USFWS closing parts of Yellowstone ?
Are they worried about the bears or the people ?
“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?
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 ?
Evaporate the bear. High time to reintroduce the bounty system.
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.
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.
It's global warming that's behind this.
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
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...
Thanks. This is almost as good.
“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.
Hah! I thought it was real until a few secs into the karate and boxing moves,,hysterical!
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 himor worse, a "her".
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