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Grizzly attacks woman in tent
The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 29th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED

Posted on 08/29/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT by george76

Mauling was in Gates of the Arctic National Park.

A grizzly bear dragged a woman out of her tent Thursday and mauled her ... according to the National Park Service.

The woman was saved by companions camped with her ...

An Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. helicopter, normally used to monitor the oil pipeline, was expected to pick her up there and ferry her to a hospital in Fairbanks...

They were camped and asleep when the bear arrived in camp. It apparently first entered a "food tent," Quinley said.

"It destroyed a water jug," he said, and tried to get into the group's food, but couldn't.

"It was in bear barrels,'' Quinley said. The Park Service requires those to be used by backpackers in Denali National Park and suggests their use elsewhere to try to keep bears from becoming habituated to human food.

In this case, Quinley said, it appears that when the bear couldn't break into the bear barrels it decided to see what it could find in the next tent and attacked the woman inside. Her screaming apparently awoke others.

Bears attacks in camps have happened in the past, however. Three years ago, Anchorage attorney Richard Huffman and his wife, Katherine, a retired teacher, were attacked in their tent and killed by a grizzly along the Hula Hula River in ANWR.

(Excerpt) Read more at adn.com ...


TOPICS: Outdoors; Pets/Animals; Society; Travel
KEYWORDS: animalrights; ar; bear; bearattack; bearattacks; g79; grizzly; grizzlybear
Saved by oil company helicopter.

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1 posted on 08/29/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT by george76
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To: george76
Big deal.

I did that once and all it got was one little blurb in the crime blotter.

Owl_Eagle

If what I just wrote made you sad or angry,
it was probably just a joke.

2 posted on 08/29/2008 9:15:42 AM PDT by South Hawthorne (In Memory of my Dear Friend Henry Lee II)
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To: Eska; jazusamo

” The woman was part of a group being led by a company from Maine called Her Wild Song, which specializes in spiritual wilderness journeys for women, according to the company’s Web site.”


3 posted on 08/29/2008 9:16:56 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Never, ever go into bear country without at least a .44magnum.


4 posted on 08/29/2008 9:17:29 AM PDT by SVTCobra03 (You can never have enough friends, horsepower or ammunition.)
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To: george76

Palin’s fault.


5 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:00 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: george76

Palin’s fault.


6 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:14 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: george76

Palin’s fault.

(Just practicing...)


7 posted on 08/29/2008 9:18:23 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: Arkansas Toothpick
Twenty-three @#$%^ing seconds?!!!
8 posted on 08/29/2008 9:20:31 AM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: george76

I would like to have a 12 ga stoked with slugs for that situation, but I can see how a shorter weapon like a powerful revolver may be easier to handle within a tent.


9 posted on 08/29/2008 9:21:26 AM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: george76

I would like to have a 12 ga stoked with slugs for that situation, but I can see how a shorter weapon like a powerful revolver may be easier to handle within a tent.


10 posted on 08/29/2008 9:22:04 AM PDT by MtnClimber (http://www.jeffhead.com/obama/nobamanation-sticker.jpg)
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To: george76

Sleep in a bear’s kitchen, expect to be eaten.


11 posted on 08/29/2008 9:28:18 AM PDT by itsthejourney
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To: itsthejourney

I bet the bear thought it was a pizza roll...


12 posted on 08/29/2008 9:31:44 AM PDT by Cyclone59 (umm, - that decision, ummm, is above my paygrade)
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To: Owl_Eagle
I did that once and all it got was one little blurb in the crime blotter.
I once shot an elephant in my pajamas.
How he got there I'll never know.

13 posted on 08/29/2008 9:32:29 AM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: itsthejourney

Bear Kills 93 Year-Old New Mexico Woman

The 100-pound elderly woman didn’t have a chance against a 275-pound bear in the kitchen of her home...

A 93-year-old New Mexico woman was mauled to death by a black bear that broke into her home over the weekend, stunned wildlife officials have confirmed. Adelia Maestas Trujillo of Cleveland, in north-central New Mexico, was killed “by multiple bite injuries,” said Scott Wilson, associate director of the Office of Medical Investigator...

By Joe Garner
Scripps Howard News Service
August 21, 2001


14 posted on 08/29/2008 9:49:07 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Thanks for the ping.

The woman is very lucky to have survived. Perhaps these women in search of a spiritual experience in the wilderness will arm themselves next time they choose to tread in grizzly country.


15 posted on 08/29/2008 9:51:23 AM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: jazusamo

A spiritual experience in Newark with the gangstas would have been more dangerous....


16 posted on 08/29/2008 12:27:25 PM PDT by Loud Mime (USA Basketball....Double GOLD!)
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To: MtnClimber; LucyT; girlangler; proud_yank

The grizzly bear that attacked Jo Ann Staples inside her tent at a remote camping spot in the Brooks Range on Thursday morning hit her “like a ton of bricks,” the 61-year-old Kentucky woman said.

“I was just sitting in my tent on the sleeping bag and packing my pack,” Staples said from her hospital bed at Fairbanks Memorial Hospital on Friday, a day after the violent attack that left her with what she described as a “mangled” right arm and an ear that doctors “put back together.”

“I didn’t hear anything,” she said. “It was like a ton of bricks coming in on me.”

“It tried to drag me out of the tent,” Staples said. “When (the bear) started dragging me, I started screaming for Anne and the other ladies.”

http://newsminer.com/news/2008/aug/30/bear-mauling-survivor-recalls-attack-gate-arctic-p/


17 posted on 08/30/2008 8:04:44 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76
“I wanted to see the northern hemisphere while I could still walk into it,” Staples said.

That sentence alone speaks volumes. I hope her healthcare plan covers quality holistic treatments, organic hemp stitches and herbal remedies.
18 posted on 08/30/2008 2:42:52 PM PDT by proud_yank (Socialism - An Answer In Search Of A Question For Over 100 Years)
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To: george76




19 posted on 09/01/2008 10:49:13 AM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: potlatch

Thanks.

Your work is always excellent.


20 posted on 09/01/2008 10:56:23 AM PDT by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Not my work george but thought the bear was appropriate, lol.

Have been offline a few days and am way behind.


21 posted on 09/01/2008 12:21:06 PM PDT by potlatch ("OUR LIVES BEGIN TO END THE DAY WE REMAIN SILENT ABOUT THE THINGS THAT MATTER")
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
...tried to get into the group's food, but couldn't. "It was in bear barrels,'' Quinley said.
I won't make a polka joke, I promise. I do wonder if they had any ooh pie or shoe pie, bears love those.


22 posted on 09/13/2011 7:27:57 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...
Note: this topic is from 8/29/2008. Neglected to mention that before. I was only in this topic to get the Groucho pic.

23 posted on 09/13/2011 7:29:23 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: SunkenCiv; kanawa

Kanawa fears no bear!


24 posted on 09/13/2011 7:55:58 PM PDT by Eaker ("If someone misquotes you, it's because they know you're right.")
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To: george76
No! Bad Smokey! Mauling is not cool.
25 posted on 09/13/2011 8:09:13 PM PDT by RichInOC (Palin 2012: The Perfect Storm.)
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