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DOW Agents Find Bear Devouring Elderly Woman
The Denver Channel ^ | August 7, 2009 | staff

Posted on 08/08/2009 12:43:24 PM PDT by Baladas

OURAY, Colo. -- A bear was found Friday devouring the body of a 73-year-old woman who had been repeatedly asked not to feed the bears, the Division of Wildlife said.

A caretaker saw the bear feeding on the woman's body as she lay outside of her home, just north of Ouray. The caretaker called 911 and dispatchers reported the incident to the DOW.

While it's unclear if she was killed by the bear or died of other causes, there were wounds from an animal found on her body, DOW spokesman Joe Lewandowski said.

Lewandowski said the woman was known to feed bears dog food for years and would not stop, even after repeated requests from the DOW.

While sheriff's deputies were at the woman's home investigating the report of the mauling, an aggressive bear approached them so they killed it. The 250-pound male bear will be taken to the Colorado State Veterinary office, where a necropsy will be performed and its stomach contents will be examined and analyzed.

The victim's name is not being released until her family is notified.

The Montrose Memorial Hospital will conduct the autopsy on the woman and results should be released by noon Saturday, the DOW said.

"There have been a lot of bears that have been habituated to dog food. Once this happens you cannot relocate them," Lewandowski said. "Once bears are accustomed to the food, there is no getting them off it. The bears will keep coming back."

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: Colorado
KEYWORDS: animalrights; bear; enviromentalism; libtards; wildlife
No fool like an old fool.
1 posted on 08/08/2009 12:43:25 PM PDT by Baladas
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To: Baladas

Don’t bring Food to a Bear fight!


2 posted on 08/08/2009 12:46:07 PM PDT by Colvin (Harry Reid is a sap sucking idiot.)
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To: Baladas
I saw a report on this woman. She was absolutely so mushy minded over this it was startling. Now she has paid with her life and most probably died very horribly.

Reminds me of the "Bear man" who was eaten by the Kodiak bears in Alaska...along with his poor girl freind.

3 posted on 08/08/2009 12:46:42 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Baladas
"Once bears are accustomed to the food, there is no getting them off it. The bears will keep coming back."

The 'RATS know this and use this technique to build their "voter" base. There is a lot of this going around in America these days.

4 posted on 08/08/2009 12:46:44 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Proud member of "The Angry Mob" Est. April 19, 1775)
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To: Jeff Head

Darwin Award candidate!


5 posted on 08/08/2009 12:47:44 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: Baladas

Also reported here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2311312/posts


6 posted on 08/08/2009 12:49:36 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Baladas

Yogi’s Revenge.


7 posted on 08/08/2009 12:49:44 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Impeach the sumbeech)
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To: Baladas
Yep, bears are our friends. Trust me.

8 posted on 08/08/2009 12:50:26 PM PDT by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Baladas

9 posted on 08/08/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: Baladas

PETA has probably lost a major contributor.


10 posted on 08/08/2009 12:51:13 PM PDT by centurion316
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“DOW” Agents Find Bear Devouring Elderly Woman

Wall street calls it a “Bear Market” lol


11 posted on 08/08/2009 12:52:22 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: DuncanWaring
Where's the beer, the cop and the racists?


12 posted on 08/08/2009 12:52:58 PM PDT by paulycy (Screw the RACErs.)
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To: Baladas

Usually, when you see “DOW” and “Bear” in the same sentence, it has something to do with the stock market. Even raging Wall St. bears seldom devour elderly women.


13 posted on 08/08/2009 12:53:15 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: outhousepatrol

GMTA!


14 posted on 08/08/2009 12:54:35 PM PDT by USFRIENDINVICTORIA
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To: Baladas
A bear was found Friday devouring the body of a 73-year-old woman who had been repeatedly asked not to feed the bears...

Now that is taking defiance to whole new level.

15 posted on 08/08/2009 12:55:14 PM PDT by Islander7 (If you want to anger conservatives, lie to them. If you want to anger liberals, tell them the truth.)
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To: paulycy

That bear was powerful hungry.


16 posted on 08/08/2009 1:00:11 PM PDT by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: FlingWingFlyer
"Once bears are accustomed to the food, there is no getting them off it. The bears will keep coming back."

The 'RATS know this and use this technique to build their "voter" base. There is a lot of this going around in America these days.

Ditto those living off social services. It's bankrupting our nation while those on the government dole get freebie medical care, low rent/payment housing, and food stamps. They might as well throw in free ACORN membership for good measure.

17 posted on 08/08/2009 1:00:39 PM PDT by MamaDearest
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To: Jeff Head

Was the guy who was on TV? Discovery Channel or Animal Planet.

parsy, who can’t bear to hear it was.


18 posted on 08/08/2009 1:02:34 PM PDT by parsifal ("Where am I? How did I end up in this hospital room? What is my name?" Anonymous)
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To: Baladas

Hate crime?


19 posted on 08/08/2009 1:03:03 PM PDT by WKUHilltopper
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To: parsifal

The Animal Planet. His name was Tredwell, I think.


20 posted on 08/08/2009 1:06:46 PM PDT by muggs (If Obama is the answer, it must have been a stupid question)
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To: parsifal; muggs
His name was Tim Treadwell. There's an excellent, thorough examination of what happend to him at this site.
21 posted on 08/08/2009 1:11:18 PM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Jeff Head

Timothy Treadwell. “Grizzly Man” ... a very good movie.


22 posted on 08/08/2009 1:14:31 PM PDT by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Baladas

The bear is missing, presumed fed.


23 posted on 08/08/2009 1:16:09 PM PDT by Loyalist (If a tree falls in the forest, and the media is not there to cover it, does it make a headline?)
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To: Jeff Head
Thx! In the meantime, you guys might like this: parsy, who has a copy of this
24 posted on 08/08/2009 1:16:57 PM PDT by parsifal ("Where am I? How did I end up in this hospital room? What is my name?" Anonymous)
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To: Baladas

I’m surprised it took 73 years for Darwin’s Laws to catch up with this woman.


25 posted on 08/08/2009 1:18:22 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: oh8eleven

never trust an attention starved man who dies his hair.


26 posted on 08/08/2009 1:20:36 PM PDT by OldCorps
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To: oh8eleven
"Yep, bears are our friends. Trust me."

There are two kinds of bears - Bears that have eaten men, and bears that haven't eaten men, yet.

27 posted on 08/08/2009 1:20:42 PM PDT by OldDeckHand (No Socialized Medicine, No Way, No How, No Time)
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To: Baladas
This could be a creative new amendment to Obamacare...subsidize pet-food allocation to elderly demented nature lovers. This is one lady who won't be needing an expensive nursing home on the taxpayer tab..
28 posted on 08/08/2009 1:24:26 PM PDT by hinckley buzzard
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To: Baladas

Anthropomorphism and large, powerful critters. A sure ticket to a long, happy life.


29 posted on 08/08/2009 1:24:51 PM PDT by Felis_irritable (Fool me once, I'll punch you in the...er, something or other...)
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To: Jeff Head

Damn! That was a great link! I read it. Fascinating. AbFab. Thx.

parsy, who feeds raccoons nightly and is now going to be suspicious of the little critters


30 posted on 08/08/2009 1:33:13 PM PDT by parsifal ("Where am I? How did I end up in this hospital room? What is my name?" Anonymous)
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To: BunnySlippers

Yes it is. Made by Werner Herzog. Poor Mr. Treadwell tried to live among the grizzly bears and got himself and his girlfriend killed. He didn’t seem to realize that the bears were wild animals.


31 posted on 08/08/2009 1:43:18 PM PDT by ReluctantDragon
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To: parsifal

It’s poetic justice that he ended up in a grizzly’s intestinal tract, but I do feel a little bad for his extremely naive girlfriend.


32 posted on 08/08/2009 1:44:21 PM PDT by thecabal (Destroy Progressivism)
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To: Baladas
Stupidity on the part of both parties involved.

The late woman, of course, automatically advances to the Darwin Award semi-final round.

But the bear wasn't too bright, either. To mix a metaphor, he killed the goose who laid golden eggs. The endless supply of yummy dog food has been cut off forever, for a couple of bites of stringy old woman flesh.

33 posted on 08/08/2009 1:45:40 PM PDT by southernnorthcarolina (Now with ConstructionCam! Click on my name and follow the progress.)
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To: Baladas

Here’s the proper way to treat a bear,

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-828073110265531460


34 posted on 08/08/2009 1:52:15 PM PDT by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: southernnorthcarolina

Unless it turns out she had a stroke or heart attack and died feeding her favorite bears. Then the woman just died and the bear took a couple of bites of the former meal ticket and cost itself nothing.


35 posted on 08/08/2009 1:54:34 PM PDT by JLS
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To: Baladas
A bear was found Friday devouring the body of a 73-year-old woman who had been repeatedly asked not to feed the bears,

Even in death this woman defies the authorities.

36 posted on 08/08/2009 2:11:34 PM PDT by coloradan (The US has become a banana republic, except without the bananas - or the republic.)
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To: Jeff Head
"Reminds me of the "Bear man" who was eaten by the Kodiak bears in Alaska...along with his poor girl freind. "

Yes...I heard the audio of that incident.

37 posted on 08/08/2009 2:14:36 PM PDT by blam
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To: Jeff Head
Each year, when Tim set camp within Katmai National Park, he voluntarily became a member of the food chain.

Thank you for the excellent link.
38 posted on 08/08/2009 3:31:21 PM PDT by Falconspeed ("Keep your fears to yourself, but share your courage with others." Robert Louis Stevenson)
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To: Jeff Head

And some of it was caught on camera. I guess the bear didn’t believe bears were harmless.


39 posted on 08/08/2009 3:59:05 PM PDT by count-your-change (You don't have be brilliant, not being stupid is enough.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra
Darwin Award candidate!

Methinks not. Check her age again.

40 posted on 08/10/2009 2:59:48 PM PDT by Gondring (Paul Revere would have been flamed as a naysayer troll and told to go back to Boston.)
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To: Baladas

“...a 73-year-old woman who had been repeatedly asked not to feed the bears...”
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Bet she listens, next time!


41 posted on 08/10/2009 3:07:42 PM PDT by Repeal The 17th (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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