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Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Ala
dailymail.co.uk ^ | 8/25/12 | daily mail reporter

Posted on 08/26/2012 11:15:29 AM PDT by ColdOne

Full Title..Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Alaska's Denali National Park

A hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park photographed a grizzly bear for at least eight minutes before the bear mauled and killed him in the first fatal attack in the park's history, officials said Saturday.

Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack, Denali Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said.

A state trooper shot and killed the bear on Saturday, and investigators will examine its stomach contents and use other tests to confirm it's the animal that killed the hiker.

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TOPICS: Local News; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: bear; grizzly; maul; napl; nationalparks
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We have bears around here. No FN way I would stay 20 seconds around one!
1 posted on 08/26/2012 11:15:38 AM PDT by ColdOne
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To: ColdOne

Damn paparazzi!


2 posted on 08/26/2012 11:17:24 AM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: ColdOne

I’m glad that they’re checking the camera. Maybe he got the perfect photo.


3 posted on 08/26/2012 11:18:01 AM PDT by 1rudeboy
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To: ColdOne

Timothy Snackwell’s.....err Treadwell’s kinfolk?


4 posted on 08/26/2012 11:18:36 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: ColdOne
which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack

Seems bears may have learned a thing or two about baiting.

5 posted on 08/26/2012 11:23:42 AM PDT by Errant
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To: ColdOne

When are people going to realize that bears are basically big angry weasels that should be left the heck along in the wild.


6 posted on 08/26/2012 11:24:01 AM PDT by Trueblackman (I would rather lose on Conservative principles than vote for a RINO candidate.)
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To: ColdOne

Shame is Bear will now be labeled a killer or rogue.

Eight minutes should be warning enough - especially when you are there voluntarily. Different if Bear would have been ‘toying’ with dinner.

But if this dude were like most of his ilk, he holds no grudge against Bear.

“MEAT!! It’s whats for dinner”.


7 posted on 08/26/2012 11:25:01 AM PDT by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: ColdOne
he never heard of Pushing your luck??? guess he found out...
9 posted on 08/26/2012 11:26:58 AM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ColdOne

Hold still - just one more - ok looking real good there - wait - what - sjkljdakl;sjlajjj jljljljjllkjjj j....sdjfj


10 posted on 08/26/2012 11:27:23 AM PDT by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: ColdOne

In Hollywood they say “the camera adds 10 pounds” but I think the bear got more than that out of it.


11 posted on 08/26/2012 11:34:05 AM PDT by ClearCase_guy (Roger Taney? Not a bad Chief Justice. John Roberts? A really awful Chief Justice.)
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To: ColdOne

Maybe from an armored up Humvee w/ a Marine idling the engine...and another manning the turret.


12 posted on 08/26/2012 11:34:18 AM PDT by citizen (America is at an awkward stage...Too late to work within the system, too early to shoot the bastards)
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To: ColdOne

A bear can only stand saying “cheese” just so many times before he gets hungry.


13 posted on 08/26/2012 11:35:55 AM PDT by bgill
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To: ColdOne
Men have feelings too, may I share mine with you?

14 posted on 08/26/2012 11:36:11 AM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: ColdOne

He probably tried to run, but alas too late. It wouldn’t have done him any good anyway; bears love “fast food.”


15 posted on 08/26/2012 11:40:39 AM PDT by Perseverando (Gun control? It's the OBOTS who are filling up prisons for violent crimes, not the Tea Party.)
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To: ColdOne

How did the camera taste?


16 posted on 08/26/2012 11:41:37 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ColdOne
The culprit afterwards.


17 posted on 08/26/2012 11:42:27 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ColdOne

See? It got its GRRR on...


18 posted on 08/26/2012 11:43:41 AM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: xrmusn
"Shame is Bear will now be labeled a killer or rogue."

Actually Bear is now labeled Exhibit One as they check it's stomach contents. The shame is this "animal lover" didn't get his pic and get out of there before becoming the main course.

19 posted on 08/26/2012 11:44:00 AM PDT by 1riot1ranger (OMG!!! ObamaMustGo!)
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To: ColdOne

Sounds like one of those commercials where the genius decides to prank bigfoot.


20 posted on 08/26/2012 11:45:44 AM PDT by Rome2000 (WILLARD ROMNEY -- MORMON MELCHIDEZEK BISHOP -HIS FAMILY HAS AVOIDED MILITARY SERVICE FOR GENERATIONS)
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To: ColdOne

The National Park Rangers are advising hikers in Glacier National Park and other Rocky Mountain parks to be alert for bears and take extra precautions to avoid an encounter.
They advise park visitors to wear little bells on their clothes so they make noise when hiking. The bell noise allows bears to hear them coming from a distance and not be startled by a hiker accidentally sneaking up on them. This might cause a bear to charge.

Visitors should also carry a pepper spray can just in case a bear is encountered. Spraying the pepper into the air will irritate the bear’s sensitive nose and it will run away.

It is also a good idea to keep an eye out for fresh bear scat so you have an idea if bears are in the area. People should be able to recognize the difference between black bear and grizzly bear scat.

Black bear droppings are smaller and often contain berries, leaves, and possibly bits of fur. Grizzly bear droppings tend to contain small bells and smell of pepper.


21 posted on 08/26/2012 11:46:53 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ColdOne

I just can’t see fooling with something that sees me as “lunch”.
Bet he wouldn’t have jumped into the ocean to get pictures of a great white.....but then again.......


22 posted on 08/26/2012 11:47:04 AM PDT by Roccus
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To: ClearCase_guy

“In Hollywood they say “the camera adds 10 pounds””

Yea, just made him look that much more delicious.


23 posted on 08/26/2012 11:47:42 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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24 posted on 08/26/2012 11:47:45 AM PDT by mcmuffin ("Wanting your country back is not the same thing as working to take it back.")
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To: mcmuffin

Lol...great minds.


25 posted on 08/26/2012 11:48:41 AM PDT by Raebie (WS)
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To: ColdOne
Mmmmmmmmm... bear claw.


26 posted on 08/26/2012 11:51:03 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: ColdOne

It wasn’t that long ago that Americans dealt with clowns like that bear. We shot them...EVERY ONE OF THEM.

If bears want to hang out, they can find a place outside our national parks - the scenery is too darn good there and we don’t need those clowns spoiling it for everyone.


27 posted on 08/26/2012 11:51:23 AM PDT by BobL (You can live each day only once. You can waste a few, but don't waste too many.)
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To: ColdOne

If you’re ever stuck on a planet with.....sharks...bears....and other large animals that regard you with one thought: “Am I hungry?” - just stay the hell away from them.

Really.

Eventually, they’re going to get a bit peckish.


28 posted on 08/26/2012 11:51:41 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: ColdOne

Note to future hikers/photographers ... distance and a powerful zoom lens.


29 posted on 08/26/2012 11:52:45 AM PDT by al_c (http://www.blowoutcongress.com)
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To: Slings and Arrows

have you seen this yet ping?


30 posted on 08/26/2012 11:56:51 AM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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To: ColdOne; a fool in paradise; Slings and Arrows

Witnesses report that the bear did not seem to appreciate the hiker’s attempts at punning when the latter ask him to “Bear with me a minute!”


31 posted on 08/26/2012 11:57:57 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: Raebie

EXTRA precautions?

Aren’t normal precautions enough?

And I luv this one... looking for bear scat.
If you are in the wilderness, and you are unsure about whether or not bears are in the area, then you damn sure oughta head back to the city.

The guy at the gas station can tell you if there are bears.
Jeesh already!


32 posted on 08/26/2012 11:58:12 AM PDT by djf (The barbarian hordes will ALWAYS outnumber the clean-shaven. And they vote.)
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To: al_c

Yep, he was using the wrong lens.

Should have used a 3x9-40 resting on a 12 gauge slug gun.


33 posted on 08/26/2012 11:59:15 AM PDT by 2111USMC (aim small, miss small)
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Shame is Bear will now be labeled a killer or rogue.

Exactly, the bear was protecting his house.

34 posted on 08/26/2012 12:01:42 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: IncPen

ping


35 posted on 08/26/2012 12:02:48 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: al_c

Go flashing your digicam in the bear’s eyes, and sooner or later it gets irritated. So would anyone.


36 posted on 08/26/2012 12:03:59 PM PDT by Hardraade (http://junipersec.wordpress.com (I will fear no muslim))
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To: mcmuffin

Bears repeating!


37 posted on 08/26/2012 12:07:07 PM PDT by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong!)
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To: xrmusn

38 posted on 08/26/2012 12:13:10 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: xrmusn

Yes, it seems like a superstition that they still act on that assumes that once an individual gets a taste for human blood they will always see humans as prey. Nothing to hold a grudge about - it’s his nature.


39 posted on 08/26/2012 12:16:13 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: ColdOne

One less vote for obozo.

Pray for America


40 posted on 08/26/2012 12:16:18 PM PDT by bray (The Gummit didn't make my business, God did!)
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To: Perseverando

Because the bear seemed so docile he probably kept moving closer and closer. How close can you get before you provoke a bear attack? About that close.


41 posted on 08/26/2012 12:17:42 PM PDT by ichabod1 (Spriiingtime for islam, and tyranny. Winter for US and frieeends. . .)
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To: ColdOne
Damn those Mama Grizzlies!
42 posted on 08/26/2012 12:21:14 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: ColdOne

No common sense. 8 minutes? That’s a long time!


43 posted on 08/26/2012 12:21:41 PM PDT by visualops (artlife.us)
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To: ColdOne
Wonder if this guy was a Dummycrat? Me, I'm a CommonSense person which means, I see a bear I run in the opposite direction hoping that I run faster than you. Just saying.
44 posted on 08/26/2012 12:25:38 PM PDT by Chgogal (WSJ, Coulter, Kristol, Krauthammer, Rove et al., STFU. TY)
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To: ColdOne
Investigators have recovered the camera and looked at the photographs, which show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively before the attack, Denali Park Superintendent Paul Anderson said.

Bears are smart enough to know when they are being watched, stalked and hunted. They aren't smart enough to know whether you're hunting them with a camera or a gun. And they wouldn't care if they could.

The hiker was backpacking alone along the Toklat River on Friday afternoon when he came within 50 yards of the bear, ...

Those big Brown Bears can cover 50 yds in about three bounds and in probably less than three seconds.

45 posted on 08/26/2012 12:25:46 PM PDT by TigersEye (dishonorabledisclosure.com - OPSEC (give them support))
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To: ColdOne

Years ago when I was in Wisconsin fishing off a pier for Walleye at night with my mother and sister I pulled up the stringer to add another fish when I heard a sound I had never heard before. It sounded like a HUGE bullfrog. I looked up to where there was an overturned canoe, and there was a very large bear on its hind legs roaring at us.

Needless to say, I dropped the stringer on the pier and we ran like heck back to the cabin. Our only prayer was that he wasn’t chasing us. Our shepherd dog made it to the cabin before we did and we all but fell through the door. My father thought we were nuts, 3 screaming females yelling at one time. We looked out to see the bear tearing the stringer apart, then he trashed the fish house where we would clean the fish.

There is no way I would have been taking photos. Grizzly bear just conjures up nightmares.


46 posted on 08/26/2012 12:26:26 PM PDT by mardi59
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To: ColdOne

Dreadful. RIP.


47 posted on 08/26/2012 12:31:56 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: ColdOne

Darwin Award nominee.....


48 posted on 08/26/2012 12:37:35 PM PDT by datura (Democrat = Socialist, Progressive Democrat = Communist)
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To: ColdOne
Here's a hint for those folks in the UK, like the author.

Bears are very simple animals that are motivated almost totally by instinct, not logic.

Typically, a bear that hasn't been hunted before, especially the big browns and grizzlies, seem to have a pretty simple way of evaluating things they don't know about (like humans).

Are you a threat? If not, you must be food.

49 posted on 08/26/2012 12:42:31 PM PDT by Kenton
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To: Revolting cat!

For me that is hilarious!!!


50 posted on 08/26/2012 12:46:07 PM PDT by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eat my dog!)
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