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Bears Trap Geologists In Russia (30+ hungry bears go after Geological survey team)
Sky News ^ | 07/22/08

Posted on 07/23/2008 5:02:11 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster

Bears Trap Geologists In Russia

By Sky News

SkyNews - Tuesday, July 22 03:07 pm

At least 30 hungry bears have trapped a group of geologists at their remote survey site in Russia's far east after killing two of their co-workers last week.

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The team of geologists on Russia's seismically active Kamchatka peninsula refused to leave their camp after the bears showed up, a spokesman for the region's emergency services ministry said.

He said: "In the interests of safety they didn't come out to work - the people are scared by the invasion of bears."

A bear killed two geologists at the worksite on July 18, officials said.

Authorities on Kamchatka, nine time zones east of Moscow on the Pacific Ocean, said this year was remarkable for either too many bears or not enough fish.

"Either way there is not enough food," the spokesman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at uk.news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Russia
KEYWORDS: animalrights; attack; banglist; bearattacks; bears; dinner; environment; mrranger; russia; wildlife; yogi

1 posted on 07/23/2008 5:02:12 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster
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To: TigerLikesRooster
I wonder if these bears are “Bergman's Bear”?
I HUGE bear of Ice Age caver bear proportions, last reported on in the 1920s by a Swedish naturalist named Bergman. It may or may not really exist, its one of the more famous cryptids. I would be cool if it was, though not cool to be that geological team if it is that bear.
2 posted on 07/23/2008 5:08:06 PM PDT by Reily
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Bush’s fault.


3 posted on 07/23/2008 5:09:08 PM PDT by VaBthang4 ("He Who Watches Over Israel Will Neither Slumber Nor Sleep")
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The population of Russia is declining, and most of the settlements in Siberia have been abandoned.

No wonder the bears are hungry!


4 posted on 07/23/2008 5:10:59 PM PDT by proxy_user
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Almost like a sci fi movie. More guns = more safety

I remember a (final)quote from a photographer going off into grizzly bear wilderness when asked about taking a gun. Something like “ I have my camera, that's all I need”

5 posted on 07/23/2008 5:12:51 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: proxy_user

I’m surprised China hasn’t marched into Siberia already.


6 posted on 07/23/2008 5:13:05 PM PDT by twntaipan (Dump the Drill-nothing Democrats: Lower fuel costs in the process!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
There are bears in the woods.
For some geologists, the bears are easy to see.
Others don't see them at all.
Some geologists say the bears are tame.
Others say they're hungry, and dangerous.

Since no-one can really be sure who's right, isn't it smart to be faster than the other geologists?
If there are bears?

7 posted on 07/23/2008 5:14:19 PM PDT by Hoplite
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To: TigerLikesRooster
As many as 16,000 native brown bears, cousins of the American Grizzly, live on Kamchatka, an area twice the size of Britain.

An adult male can weigh 1,500 lbs (700kg) and stand 10ft (three metres) tall.

Yikes! No wonder they won't come out and work.

8 posted on 07/23/2008 5:15:10 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: Reily

Crap, now I need a bigger gun :)


9 posted on 07/23/2008 5:16:06 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: TigerLikesRooster
“In Putin’s Russia, bear traps you!
10 posted on 07/23/2008 5:19:52 PM PDT by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: jazusamo
Yikes! No wonder they won't come out and work.

More likely it's this - "A bear killed two geologists at the worksite on July 18, officials said."

11 posted on 07/23/2008 5:22:05 PM PDT by decimon
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To: RichInOC

KGB bears?


12 posted on 07/23/2008 5:22:53 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: decimon

You’re right...When I started reading the article I didn’t realize the bears were the same as our Alaskan brown bears, they’re scary.


13 posted on 07/23/2008 5:25:47 PM PDT by jazusamo (DefendOurMarines.org | DefendOurTroops.org)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

The government should just simply forbid the naked shorting of geologists, as they with the bank stocks this past week.


14 posted on 07/23/2008 5:26:09 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (Congrasites = Congressional parasites.)
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To: Cold Heart

Why aren’t these geologists following the script?! All the horror movies that I have seen, after the first couple of people get killed, the rest all scatter so that they can be killed piecemeal!

You would almost think that horror movies have been training us to do the wrong thing all these years!


15 posted on 07/23/2008 5:30:29 PM PDT by marktwain
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To: Reily
Photobucket

Here is a photo of the largest recorded bear killed.

Photobucket

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16 posted on 07/23/2008 5:32:24 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: mware
One could be forgiven to mistake this bear as a boulder.:-)
17 posted on 07/23/2008 5:35:17 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (kim jong-il, chia head, ppogri, In Grim Reaper we trust)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

I believe that bear was killed on one of the islands off Alaska.


18 posted on 07/23/2008 5:37:46 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Cold Heart

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Timothy_Treadwell


19 posted on 07/23/2008 5:41:19 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: mware

Wasn’t this bear tken with bow and arrow?


20 posted on 07/23/2008 5:43:44 PM PDT by Texas Songwriter
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To: TigerLikesRooster

30 hungry bears? I see a B movie plot here.


21 posted on 07/23/2008 5:46:01 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: mware

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kodiak_bear

The largest bear ever killed in North America was from Kodiak Island with a total skull size of 30.75 in (78.1 cm), and 8 of the top 10 brown bears listed in the Boone and Crockett record book are from Kodiak. The average skull size of Kodiak bears that were killed by hunters in the first 5 years of the 21st century was 25.1 in (63.8 cm) for boars and 21.8 in (55.4 cm) for sows.

Size relative to other bear types

The Kodiak bear and the polar bear are the largest members of the bear family. Physically, Kodiak bears are similar to the Kamchatka Brown Bears of the Russian Far East, though tending to be lighter in colour and bigger.


22 posted on 07/23/2008 5:47:27 PM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

KGB = Kill Geologist Bear


23 posted on 07/23/2008 5:49:06 PM PDT by TigersEye (Drill or get off the Hill. ... call Nancy Pelosi @ 202 - 225 - 0100)
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To: Hoplite
great take off...
24 posted on 07/23/2008 5:50:28 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist -CTHULHU/NYARLATHOTEP'08 = Nothing LESS!!!)
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To: Texas Songwriter
Texas I would doubt it.

My parish priest travels out west every year and he was telling me about when he was visiting a national park, and the ranger asked him if he would come with him because a bear had killed two people.

He went with him and apparently the people were taking photos of the bear and its cub.

The ranger had to go and kill the bear,

He told my priest that the way to take down a brown bear was to shoot and take out its shoulder. The bear will then bleed out.

I will check on the details however. I think you can do a search on largest bear killed and get the photo and article.

25 posted on 07/23/2008 5:51:50 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: Texas Songwriter

http://www.snopes.com/photos/animals/bearhunt.asp


26 posted on 07/23/2008 5:56:32 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: mware

Just a heads up. If you go to that site I posted be warned at the bottom of the page is a photo of a ranger who was killed and partially eaten by a bear.


27 posted on 07/23/2008 6:00:26 PM PDT by mware (F-R-E-E. That spells free. freerepublic.com baby)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Ugh, bear-um likey taste long-pig.

Remember, you don't have to run faster than the bear, just faster than the guy next to you. ;^)

28 posted on 07/23/2008 6:09:31 PM PDT by Jabba the Nutt (We're screwed '08)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Yogi!
Mr rangers gonna be pissed!
29 posted on 07/23/2008 6:09:52 PM PDT by Charlespg (Peace= When we trod the ruins of Mecca and Medina under our infidel boots.)
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To: mware

WOW - I would have been frozen in my tracks.


30 posted on 07/23/2008 6:21:09 PM PDT by spanalot
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Only go where one remains at the top of the food chain. Words to live by.


31 posted on 07/23/2008 6:26:08 PM PDT by Miles the Slasher
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To: marktwain

LOL

That is why I need the bigger gun.

Last year some kin folk showed up for a bear hunt and the guide said exactly that. Gimme that .308 & 7mm mag. Here, take this .338. The berry eaten bears were yummy.


32 posted on 07/23/2008 6:34:01 PM PDT by Cold Heart
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To: TigerLikesRooster; kanawa
Bear Ping!Kanawa!

Remembering

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/1670661/posts

33 posted on 07/23/2008 7:05:08 PM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (Expose Obama))
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To: LucyT

Ping.


34 posted on 07/23/2008 7:05:13 PM PDT by nw_arizona_granny ( http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/chat/1990507/posts?page=451 SURVIVAL, RECIPES, GARDENS, & INFO)
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To: nw_arizona_granny; econjack; george76; Myrddin; Slings and Arrows; null and void

Thank you, granny.

Russian Bear ping. They’re always a threat, aren’t they. Um, that’s an intended double entendre.


35 posted on 07/23/2008 8:05:23 PM PDT by LucyT (What happens in Denver won't stay in Denver... August 25 - 28, 2008)
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To: RichInOC; MeekOneGOP; Conspiracy Guy; DocRock; King Prout; Darksheare; OSHA; martin_fierro; ...
“In Putin’s Russia, bear traps you!



36 posted on 07/23/2008 11:14:22 PM PDT by Slings and Arrows (~ ~ FREE LAZAMATAZ! ~ ~ [Shipping and handling charges may apply.])
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To: Slings and Arrows
Oh, my!

I just can't BEAR this! :^D


37 posted on 07/24/2008 5:37:08 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: MeekOneGOP

Yogi is smarter than the average bear.


38 posted on 07/24/2008 7:13:43 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy
Yogi is smarter than the average bear.


That's right,
Mr. Ranger!


39 posted on 07/24/2008 8:08:08 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: Hoplite
Excellent!
40 posted on 07/24/2008 8:17:23 AM PDT by allmendream (If "the New Yorker" makes a joke, and liberals don't get it, is it still funny?)
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To: proxy_user
The population of Russia is declining, and most of the settlements in Siberia have been abandoned.

Then who poached all the fish?

41 posted on 07/24/2008 8:22:23 AM PDT by saminfl (,/i)
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To: Slings and Arrows
Ahem.


42 posted on 07/24/2008 10:02:45 AM PDT by Daffynition
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To: MeekOneGOP

We need to find some pickanick baskets.


43 posted on 07/25/2008 6:11:17 AM PDT by Conspiracy Guy (I voted Republican because no Conservatives were running.)
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To: Conspiracy Guy

hehehe!


44 posted on 07/25/2008 7:52:53 AM PDT by MeekOneGOP (McRINO needs reach across the aisle to Conservatives for a CHANGE! Dang him!!!)
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To: Lonesome in Massachussets
Treadwells last known photo:


45 posted on 07/25/2008 8:43:43 PM PDT by kAcknor ("A pistol! Are you expecting trouble sir?" "No ma'am, were I expecting trouble I'd have a rifle.")
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To: kAcknor

I can almost smell the pepper spray.


46 posted on 07/26/2008 4:43:29 AM PDT by Lonesome in Massachussets (His Negritude has made his negritude the central theme of this campaign)
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