Skip to comments.Dog-provoked bear attack in NW Wisconsin
Posted on 06/19/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT by marktwain
SHELL LAKE, Wis. (KMSP) -
A man is recovering at a Twin Cities hospital after he was attacked by a black bear Monday night near Shell Lake in northwestern Wisconsin.
According to the Wisconsin DNR, the bear attack was provoked by the man's dog.
The victim's brother, who was inside the family's cabin, stepped out and shot the bear. The bear was injured, but ran away.
The victim was taken to the hospital in Shell Lake before he was airlifted to the Twin Cities, where he is in stable condition.
This is the second dog-related bear mauling reported this month in the Northland. On June 3, a McGregor, Minn. woman was attacked by a black bear when her golden retriever chased after three yearlings. The mother bear initially went after the dog before turning its attention to the woman.
"It's not altogether uncommon for dogs to set us up by harassing a bear and then leaving the scene and the bears then come after the human, which is way easier to catch," Peggy Callahan, with the Wildlife Science Center, told FOX 9 News.
Yeah...we are so Godlike. So, did they go after the bear to put it out of it's misery?
Bad reporting of a story.
I infer the bear came up to the cabin, the dog alerted on the bear, the man came out, got mauled, his relative came out, shot the bear and the bear ran off.
I do not see where the dog did anything wrong in that case. maybe the owner should have been packing a pistol when he went outside.
In the second case GR’s should not be trying to fetch bear cubs.
You can chase after a wounded bear, FRiend, not me. A wounded black bear could make short work of you.
Why is it that the gun grabbers have a one way street on this deal with their Anaconda like grip on our god-given rights?
Each time there is a shooting by some lunatic leftist, we innocent folks end up losing more of our freedom.
Well, I say its time we push back on that and get in their faces using these cases of guns preserving life as a reason for the gun grabbers to stick their liberty destroying agenda where the sun dont shine.
[Please excuse my overly graphic invective]
"It's not altogether uncommon for dogs to set us up by harassing a bear and then leaving the scene and the bears then come after the human, which is way easier to catch," Peggy Callahan, with the Wildlife Science Center,..."
A bit of a heart in the throat moment as a very good friend of mine retired and moved to Shell Lake. I had to call him to make sure he was fine.
I had a Golden Retriever for 15 years and being a rural man and rancher took him frequently into the fields and woods.
I can recall over a 1/2 dozen distinct times he did just what this GR did....wander ahead, start a fight with something and then come running back to hide behind me. Several bulls, a Rottweiler, 2 Dobermans, a rutting buck, and at least two very pissed off neighbors come to mind.
We should pick our dogs like we pick our friends.
I now have Alsatians and Huskies who are true companions that would stand and die with me.....having learned, I leave the clown breeds for others.
They always blame the Dog.
It could be a conspiracy between the dog and the bear, that is, “Hey, mon, if you maul my owner, then we both gets a cabin full of grub!” “Sounds like a plan, dawg!”
Have you tried a Great Dane?
Whats that smell?
That is a great picture!
“Give me five, Mommy!!” Give him a big fat smooch for me, S!
[he just can't get the flipper-clap thing right]
I will when he wakes up.
[he’s zonked out and crushing my legs as we speak]
Yello! and it has been too long, but whatta good boy!! Making sure mom stays safe and sound whilst he catches a little shut eye ;)
We have been more in than out of late, but SO glad to have seen your post this AM :)
As always, may God bless you and yours madam,
“We did not strive to be at the top of the food chain without good purpose.
Yeah...we are so Godlike. So, did they go after the bear to put it out of it’s misery?”
Deconstruction time, again.
You posted: “Yeah...we are so Godlike.” One hopes not, for if God is like Man then the universe is in deep trouble.
What we are is ‘Apex Predator’ due to our weapons predisposition.
As for tracking down a wounded bear, Fawn do consider those are trough feeders with jack boots and guns they probably can’t do reliable brain shots with.
Trough Feeders are not White Hunters!
Though, one can make a case for sending the more obnoxious of the Armed & Rangerous on such a mission with the thought that a dying bear deserves a last meal.
I have a great picture of one of our JRT’s asleep on top of Mr Ditter’s head but I can’t put it on here.
And God said, Let us make man in our image, after our likeness: and let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over the cattle, and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
They are hear subject to us and for our benefit.
Email it to me....:)
[last night I tried to get a photo of hubby and the puppy curled towards each other in bed, asleep but there wasn’t enough light to autofocus...it was ~adorable~]
I am too computer ignorant to know how to do that. Give me your mailing address, I still do snail mail. :)
You’re welcome to my address but you don’t have to go through all that just to satisfy my cuteness-curiosity...:)
I thought we had it figured it out between his computer and mine but the photo didn’t come through. Our son is our geek, I’ll check with him.
Check your email, we might have figured it out! :)
Marion Barry put it best: “B*tch set me up!”
Did someone mention bear??
Infer is what the guy would be if the other guy didn’t shoot it.
Hey Salamander; that (boy/girl) is bigger than you; doesn’t take much to see the love/respect in both parties.
If I knew out how to post a picture, I would love you to show you my big Jack-boy and Honeybunny girl.
He’s actually just about my height and weight but he still thinks he’s the tiny little puppy who slept curled up in my lap.
He still tries to but all that fits on my lap now is his big giant head...:D
To post pictures do this -but- replace the [ and ] with a < and >.
[img src=”whatever your image url is”]
Can’t post it exactly as it would be as the HTML would automatically try to read it as an image.
OMG...you spoke his Secret Name aloud...LOL
Yes, that is indeed my heart, all wrapped up in a tight black suit...:)
She's already fiercely defending the yard against marauding hordes of bunnies and fireflies..:)
No real hunter/predator would leave a wounded animal to die a slow and painfull death from a less than killing shot!
Just this last winter I had to shoot a black bear that had been raiding my livestock, my dogs treed it at about 03:15 am, I tracked the dogs through the snow to the bear at about 03:45.
I took the shot, and the bear fell out of the tree; I thought he was dead until he sat up and looked straight at me, I went to take another shot and my rifle jammed, at that point I thought, time to go to the bayonet and this will be one hell of a fight.
The bear decided to take off instead of fighting it out right there on his own ground. I tracked the bear for about 2 miles; you know; a blood drop here, a scuff in the snow there, no really clear tracks but between the blood and crushed snow enough sign to help us meet again in the bottoms of Bean Gulch Creek. I put a shot through his brain box and ended it.
Didn’t want to shoot brother bear but couldn’t afford his depredations either.
With a winch and a chain saw turned him into dog food (don’t eat bear meat), but wont waste the life of another being.
A true hunter/killer does not allow a wounded animal/human to suffer and die slowly from wounds, but tracks them down and finishes the job.
Damn; you gotta love that boy.
You did the right thing.
OOOPPPS! Please don’t tell him. :o)
Sooo cute! Glad to see she lost her plaster “crown”.
Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.