Skip to comments.Horror as hiker killed by grizzly bear after taking photos of animal for eight minutes in Ala
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I’m glad that they’re checking the camera. Maybe he got the perfect photo.
Timothy Snackwell’s.....err Treadwell’s kinfolk?
Seems bears may have learned a thing or two about baiting.
When are people going to realize that bears are basically big angry weasels that should be left the heck along in the wild.
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”.
Hold still - just one more - ok looking real good there - wait - what - sjkljdakl;sjlajjj jljljljjllkjjj j....sdjfj
In Hollywood they say “the camera adds 10 pounds” but I think the bear got more than that out of it.
Maybe from an armored up Humvee w/ a Marine idling the engine...and another manning the turret.
A bear can only stand saying “cheese” just so many times before he gets hungry.
He probably tried to run, but alas too late. It wouldn’t have done him any good anyway; bears love “fast food.”
How did the camera taste?
See? It got its GRRR on...
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.
Sounds like one of those commercials where the genius decides to prank bigfoot.
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.
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.......
“In Hollywood they say the camera adds 10 pounds”
Yea, just made him look that much more delicious.
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.
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.
Eventually, they’re going to get a bit peckish.
Note to future hikers/photographers ... distance and a powerful zoom lens.
have you seen this yet ping?
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!”
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.
Yep, he was using the wrong lens.
Should have used a 3x9-40 resting on a 12 gauge slug gun.
Exactly, the bear was protecting his house.
Go flashing your digicam in the bear’s eyes, and sooner or later it gets irritated. So would anyone.
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.
One less vote for obozo.
Pray for America
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.
No common sense. 8 minutes? That’s a long time!
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.
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.
Darwin Award nominee.....
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.
For me that is hilarious!!!