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  • AK: .45 vs 9-Foot Brown Bear

    07/18/2014 5:47:30 AM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Many people claim that handguns are useless for protection against bears.   Numerous examples have shown that this is a false notion.   Handguns may not be ideal as defensive weapons for bears, but they can be effective.  In a defensive situation, you have to use what is available.   In this case, a homeowner in Alaska used a .45 against a brown bear that was trying to get into his house on July 7th of this year.  He and his son were in the home.   He had scared off the animal with some warning shots just three hours before. ...
  • From Denver to Austin: "The Bear Is Loose" Again (Barry Breaks Free Alert)

    07/10/2014 11:11:26 AM PDT · by mojito · 34 replies
    The White House Blog ^ | 7/8/2014 | Dan Pfeiffer (WH Minion & Lickspittle)
    Going all the way back to the early days of the campaign, whenever President Obama shook off his schedule and busted out of the bubble, we would say “the Bear is loose.” Lately, the Bear has been loose a lot, and this week will be no different. The President is hitting the road on a three-day swing to Colorado and Texas....
  • UPDATE: Police Confirm Bear Hit and Killed in South Charleston Area W.Va.

    07/08/2014 9:20:04 AM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    WSAZ ^ | Anna Baxter
    KANAWHA COUNTY, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A bear was hit and killed Monday by a vehicle in Kanawha County, according to Kanawha County Sheriff's dispatchers. There was no word exactly where it happened or if the bear was possibly one of the two black bears spotted earlier in the South Charleston area. Those two bears made their first appearance Monday morning along Interstate 64 near the Montrose exit. South Charleston Police, who investigated the case of the bear hit and killed, confirmed it happened but had no immediate information where or when.
  • Albertville man shoots, kills black bear in yard (MN)

    07/03/2014 6:05:41 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 7/2/14 | Emma Nelson
    An Albertville man shot and killed a black bear that wandered into his yard Tuesday evening, according to the Wright County Sheriff’s Office. The Sheriff’s Office got a call about 7:45 p.m. Tuesday from a resident of the 10000 block of 64th Street NE. in the northwest metro community, saying that a bear had come up to the sliding-glass door in the resident’s back yard. A sheriff’s deputy spotted the bear near another residence a few blocks away, on the other side of a park and wooded area. Then a gunshot sounded, and the deputy saw the bear run into...
  • JBER runner after bear attack: 'This is how I'm going to die'

    05/29/2014 7:56:07 PM PDT · by skeptoid · 32 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 29, 2014 | CRAIG MEDRED
    A young California mother attacked by a grizzly bear while running along a remote road through the woods at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson says she was at one point sure she was going to die. In a video interview with military officials 12 days after the attack, Jessica Gamboa, wife of a soldier on the base and mother of a 4-year-old son, said she thought her life was over after the bear knocked her to the ground, picked her up by her backside, carried her across the road, dropped her to the ground, and worked her over twice more before finally...
  • Black Bear Gets Back Scratch, Steals Doughnut

    05/14/2014 11:59:26 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 27 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | May 8, 2014 | Matt Mauney
    SNIP Surveillance footage at Tuscarora State Park in Pennsylvania caught sneaky black bear in the act on May 1. The bear is seen giving himself a back scratch using a trail camera post. The bear then approaches a trap, sticks its head inside to grab a doughnut and leaves.
  • Large black bear kills female Canadian Suncor worker

    05/08/2014 1:44:14 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    BBC ^ | 5-8-14
    An energy company worker has been killed by a black bear at a base in the tar sands region of the Canadian province of Alberta, the firm has said. The 36-year-old woman was declared dead at the scene on Wednesday. The Royal Canadian Mounted Police later shot and killed the male bear, which had remained in the area. Bears are emerging from hibernation near the Suncor Energy Inc oil sands mining operation, 25km (15.5m) north of Fort McMurray.
  • Alaska hunter bags world record grizzly bear

    05/08/2014 5:46:56 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 57 replies
    foxnews ^ | May 06, 2014
    Larry Fitzgerald and a pal were moose hunting near Fairbanks, Alaska, when they came across fresh bear tracks in the snow. Three hours later, the auto body man had taken down the grizzly that left the prints, an enormous bruin that stood nearly 9 feet tall and earned Fitzgerald a place in the record books.
  • Bear Grylls [..] books inspired by his grandad's secret mission to thwart Hitler

    04/27/2014 9:30:46 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 7 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | 26 April 2014 | Chris Hastings
    TV adventurer Bear Grylls has signed a £1million book deal for a series of novels inspired by the secret wartime exploits of his grandfather. The explorer hopes the trilogy of stories about a fictional former Special Forces soldier called Dan Ranger will resonate with fans of classic spy thrillers. Grylls, 39, who is Britain’s Chief Scout, said: ‘I think adventure literature is ripe for a makeover! ‘It is all about taking the reader on an incredible adventure and always surprising them just when they think they know where the plot is leading them.’ The father-of-three, whose TV credits include the...
  • Bear walks down streets in Canadian town with jar stuck on its head

    04/23/2014 6:08:42 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 28 replies
    upi ^ | April 22, 2014 | Aileen Graef
    SUDBURY, Ontario,Canadian police were called after people saw a bear blindly walking down a Sudbury, Ontario street with a large white jar stuck to its head. The bear walked down the street blindly and even stumbled into a police cruiser. The police called the Ministry of Natural Resources who sent officials to sedate the bear and cut the jar so the bear's head could be released. The bear had apparently attempted to get the last bit of bird seed out of the jar, got stuck and was not able to pry it off.
  • Black Bear Mauls Florida Woman, Drags Her Out of Garage

    04/13/2014 2:43:20 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 108 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4-13-2014 | LIZ FIELDS
    The hunt is on today for a black bear who mauled a woman at her home in an upscale central Florida neighborhood, leaving her with injuries to her face, legs and torso and requiring her to get 40 stitches to the head. Terri Frana of Lake Mary, Fla., went to her garage Saturday evening to grab bicycles for her children to ride down to their neighbor's house when the attack happened, according to her husband, Frank Frana. As soon as the children left, Frana, 45, saw two bears in the driveway. She walked to the patio area where there were...
  • Shaler Twp. police chief befuddled by 'fool' in bear suit

    01/03/2014 12:23:19 PM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 9 replies
    WPXI ^ | January 3, 2014
    GLENSHAW, Pa. — Shaler Township Chief Bryan Kelly said he’s befuddled by someone who foolishly jumped in front of a car while wearing a bear costume during a snowstorm. Kelly told Channel 11’s news exchange partners at TribLIVE that nobody was hurt during the stunt, which occurred about 1:30 a.m. Friday. According to Kelly, the bear-suited person jumped in front of the car at an intersection, then ran down an alley. Police showed up to investigate, but couldn't track the suspect. The area received about 4 inches of snow overnight, which only made the prank more dangerous.
  • Putin Named International Person of Year by Times

    12/30/2013 5:34:43 PM PST · by Navy Patriot · 129 replies
    RIA Novosti ^ | December 30, 2013 | Staff
    MOSCOW, December 30 (RIA Novosti) – Russian leader Vladimir Putin has been named International Person of the Year by Britain's The Times newspaper for succeeding in his ambition of bringing Moscow back to the international top table. The paper said Putin, 61, a judo black belt, has hip-flipped US President Barack Obama on the Syrian crisis, wrestled the EU to the ground on Ukraine, tripped up the opposition at home and rescued weaker team players such as President Assad of Syria and Edward Snowden, the NSA whistleblower, who was given asylum in Russia. Also this year, Putin, who served two...
  • PETA Reprimands Teen Hunter After She’s Attacked by a Bear

    12/19/2013 1:38:57 AM PST · by Daffynition · 18 replies
    IxInsider ^ | Dec 17 2013 | staff As seen on The Real Story with G
    A Pennsylvania teen was attacked by a bear while hunting, causing injuries so severe that she almost lost her ear. Following the attack, PETA wrote her a letter, saying, “This seems to be a good opportunity to put yourself in the place of the individuals you and the rest of your hunting party were trying to kill. As terrifying as it must have been to be attacked by a bear, please consider the frightening and painful experiences that hunters set out to impose upon animals.” Lisa Lange, Senior Vice President of PETA, stood by the letter on Tuesday’s The Real...
  • 2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot

    12/11/2013 12:58:47 AM PST · by Yosemitest · 32 replies
    www.youtube.com ^ | Dec 10, 2013 | Adam Klimt
    2,184 Miles: From Georgia to Maine on Foot, ( 13:16 ) Cornerstone University Documentary 2013 Final. Join Zac Tolsma and his friends as they experience the Appalachian Trail.
  • Seminole County woman attacked by bear

    12/02/2013 9:22:59 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 28 replies
    WFTV ^ | 12-2-2013 | WFTV
    LONGWOOD, Fla. — A Longwood woman was out walking her dogs when she was attacked by a bear Monday night, according to the Seminole County Fire Department.
  • Bear wakes up Sierra Vista neighborhood Monday morning

    11/04/2013 5:09:26 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Derek Jordan
    SIERRA VISTA — Residents living on Paseo del Rico got an interesting wake up call Monday morning after a bear found its way into the neighborhood. Sierra Vista police responded first got a report of a bear in the area of Foothills Drive and Camino del Norte “running through the streets and jumping over fences” at 5:47 a.m., said Cpl. Scott Borgstadt, public information officer for the department. Eventually, the bear climbed into a tree in the yard of Robert Czzowitz’s neighbor in the 4600 block of Paseo del Rico. “When I first came out, it was about, maybe 15...
  • Hiker Survives 3 Months in Wilderness Following Bear Attack [maybe ate his dog, who saved him]

    11/04/2013 12:09:55 PM PST · by Daffynition · 53 replies
    ABC News ^ | Nov. 1, 2013 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    A hiker was rescued after surviving a bear attack and spending three months, exposed to snow and freezing temperatures, in a remote corner of northern Canada, police said. Police located Marco Lavoie, 44, in the wilderness near Waskaganish, Quebec, on Wednesday, 10 days after his family reported him missing and nearly a month after the experienced outdoorsman was expected to return from a two month hiking expedition. Police believe Lavoie survived the bear attack uninjured, sometime in August, when his German shepherd got in between the man and the bear, Sgt. Ronald McInnis, spokesman for the Quebec Provincial Police told...
  • WI:Hunter attacked by bear in Barron County

    11/01/2013 6:16:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    wxow.com ^ | 30 October, 2013 | NA
    Barron County (WQOW) - Sometimes when you go hunting you come across animals you're not looking to hunt. A Barron County grouse hunter's encounter on Saturday put him and his dog in the hospital. "It was a spot where he would have never seen this bear laying on the ground," said DNR Conservation Warden Phillip Dorn. Phil Anderson was hunting rough grouse at the Loon Lake Wildlife Area when he heard branches cracking. He thought it was a deer but it turned out to be a black bear. "I heard my dog squealing in distress and I kind of figured...
  • Swedish Goalkeeper Injured in Bear Attack

    10/26/2013 3:34:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    The Local ^ | 20 Oct 2013
    A top Swedish bandy goalkeeper has been left badly injured after he was mauled by a bear when he was out elk hunting in eastern Sweden.Henrik Karlström, 20, who plays with Edsbyns IF in the elite series is more used to defending himself against bandy balls but was competing against a much larger opponent on Saturday - a bear. "It was like a wrestling match. I lay on my back and had the bear over me," Karlström told Aftonbladet. The attack left the shot stopper nursing deep wounds to one of his hands, injuries to his arms, a severe scratch...
  • Maneater of The Boundary Waters Canoe Area

    10/18/2013 11:32:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 35 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 October, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    It was in the summer of '09 when I first heard of the remarkable events involving  the Boundary Waters Canoe Area (hereafter referred to as the BWCA) maneater. I have known the public servant involved for several decades, and I can vouch for his integrity and veracity.   Out of respect for his privacy, I will not reveal his name.  He has since retired from government service and now lives a modest but invigorating lifestyle in the remote reaches of the upper midwest, not far from the shores of Gitche Gumee.  A few minor details may have been mangled. ...
  • Canadian man fends off attacking bear by grabbing its tongue

    10/13/2013 4:30:30 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 31 replies
    upi ^ | Oct. 12, 2013
    GRAND FALLS, New Brunswick, - A Canadian man says he successfully fended off an attacking black bear by grabbing its tongue. Gilles Cyr says he was walking through his wooded property near Grand Falls, New Brunswick, two weeks ago when the bruin burst out of the woods and assailed him, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. reported Saturday. "When I opened up my eyes it was on top of me -- with the friggin' noise, it's crazy the way it growls," Cyr said. 'His mouth was wide open right in front of my face so the last thing I remember I had...
  • Wiener dog saves lives by fighting off bear

    09/25/2013 6:48:04 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 32 replies
    YouTube ^ | September 18, 2013 | UpNorthLive
    A four pound dachshund named Bradley stood up to a four hundred pound black bear and fought it off so it wouldn't attack his human friends.
  • Wild’s Stoner facing backlash after grizzly bear killing

    09/06/2013 7:05:51 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 30 replies
    pro hockey talk ^ | 9-4-13 | Mike Halford
    Minnesota Wild defenseman Clayton Stoner is under fire after a picture of him hoisting the severed head of a grizzly bear appeared online. Stoner, 28, appears in an image believed to be taken in May by workers in British Columbia’s Kwatna estuary, a First Nations village. That photo has angered the Coastal First Nations’ Bear Working Group, which has instituted a non-government-recognized ban on tribal hunting. “Last May, trophy hunters shot and killed a five-year-old grizzly bear,” read a media release from the CFN, as per The Province. “The bear, nicknamed ‘Cheeky’ by local field technicians, was skinned and left...
  • Resident shoots, kills bear in East Mountains

    09/04/2013 9:51:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    koat.com ^ | 23 August, 2013 | Angela Brauer
    Around 5 a.m. Friday, a bear was spotted on Casa Loma. A resident told Action 7 News that the bear was somewhat hostile and trying to make contact with a person. A few hours later, the bear was still around the neighborhood. The bear became aggressive and was shot by a homeowner around 7 a.m.
  • Killing the grizzly and using enough gun

    08/24/2013 7:26:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 41 replies
    Emptycases ^ | 24 August, 2013 | gunwriter
    So, my good friend Johnny Walker is in Kodiak, Alaska teaching kids how to ride horses and shoot guns while riding horses. He had to rent the horses for his project and the deal was, he had to help the rancher round up some cattle first. Seems like the bears were eating too many of them.Johnny: “What do you do when you see a grizzly?”Rancher: “Shoot ‘em. Shoot everyone I see.”Johnny: “What do you shoot them with?”Rancher: “My two, forty, three.”Johnny: “Really? Why do you use a .243?”Rancher: “Well, I can find ammo for it anywhere and at anytime. And,...
  • White Mountains trail closed after grizzly accosts family

    08/20/2013 8:47:24 PM PDT · by Jet Jaguar · 20 replies
    NewsMiner ^ | August 20, 2013 | Tim Mowry
    FAIRBANKS - A hiking trail in the White Mountains National Recreation Area north of Fairbanks has been closed after a big grizzly bear accosted a family picking berries along the trail last weekend. The Bureau of Land Management temporarily closed the Table Top Mountain Trail off Nome Creek Road about 45 miles northeast of Fairbanks while it investigates the incident. The 3-mile loop trail is a popular hiking and berry-picking destination. BLM spokesman Craig McCaa said the bear, described as a large grizzly, approached the family of four, which included two small children, several times as they were picking berries...
  • AK:Hunters Killed Bear that Attacked one of their Party

    08/19/2013 10:50:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    The bear was known to the hunters, and had even been given a name.  It was shot when it advanced on their camp after the attack. The caribou had been shot by the hunting party that Mr. Tuttle was with.  More details will emerge, I am sure.     I wonder if he was armed when he was attacked.    From citytalk: Mr Tuttle told Mr Bowerfind he was walking to the caribou carcass when the bear attacked him on Alaska's remote Brooks Range. "The only thing he remembers is hearing a grunt and a grumble from the brush, and...
  • MI:Armed Citizen Shoots Aggresive Bear that may have Attacked Abby Wetherell

    08/18/2013 9:07:18 PM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An unknown citizen in Selma Township, Wexford County may be the hero that stopped near term bear attacks in Michigan this last week. On Thursday,  12 year old Abby Wetherell was jogging in Haring Township when she spotted the bear.   It was about 9 p.m.   She started to run faster, but bears can run twice as fast as people can.  The bear easily ran her down and knocked her over.  Abby was able to get up and attempt an escape, but the bear knocked her down again and mauled her. A neighbor heard Abby screaming and was...
  • Hikers woken by screams during Labrador polar bear attack ( Canada )

    08/17/2013 7:23:16 AM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    CBC News ^ | Aug 17, 2013
    Maine man badly injured in Torngat Mountains National Park. A U.S. hiker vividly recalls the night one of his fellow campers was pulled from his tent and attacked by a polar bear in Torngat Mountains National Park in northern Labrador. Matt Dyer, a lawyer from Maine, was badly injured during the attack at around 1:30 a.m. AT on July 24. Richard Eisenberg was with Dyer and six other hikers as part of a Sierra Club hiking trip to the remote park. He said the group woke up to the sounds of Dyer screaming as he was dragged from his tent....
  • Bear Attack in Wexford County (MI)

    08/16/2013 2:50:15 PM PDT · by Darren McCarty · 44 replies
    9 and 10 news ^ | 8-16-2014
    The 12 year old girl from Haring Township is in stable condition after undergoing surgery after a black bear attack. She suffered deep cuts in her thigh. Just after 9 PM, Abby Wetherell, was heading home from a cabin down a two-track, north of Cadillac, when she saw a black bear. She began to run, hoping to make it to a nearby house. The bear attacked and clawed her. Abby got to her feet and started running when the bear attacked her again. The girl shouted for help. A neighbor heard her and ran to her aid, calling out Abby's...
  • Bear Steals An Entire Dumpster

    08/05/2013 8:37:17 AM PDT · by navysealdad · 15 replies
    Likes restaurant food, comes back every night till lock was put on lid.
  • Wisconsin island could be closed for 2 weeks

    07/05/2013 11:16:46 AM PDT · by SJackson · 25 replies
    Channel3000 ^ | 7-5-2013
    Increase in bear activity prompts closure of Sand Island in northwestern Wisconsin black bear- Photo courtesy of the Wisconsin DNRA DNR warden got this 2012 photo of a Wisconsin black bear in the northwoods. DULUTH, Minn. - Part of a national park in northwestern Wisconsin having problems with increased bear activity could be closed for as long as two weeks. Apostle Islands National Lakeshore officials had to close Sand Island on Wednesday after a bear entered campsites and even a beached boat. No one has been hurt. Superintendent Bob Krumenaker said they are hoping the closure conditions the bear to...
  • Bear in the tree (Youtube)

    06/20/2013 8:35:29 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 6 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 5-19-2013 | Jeffrey Moffatt
    So you want to bear hunt in Alberta, Canada?? Better pack extra underwear!!
  • (Drunken) Alaska Man Feeds Black Bear Barbecue Meat, Gets Mauled for Dessert

    06/20/2013 6:33:09 PM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 49 replies
    NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | Wednesday, June 19, 2013 | Sasha Goldstein
    Alaska man feeds black bear barbecue meat, gets mauled for dessert The drunken man could be charged with illegally feeding wildlife after the Alaska Department of Fish and Game says he 'pretty much goaded' the beast into the attack. Beer, barbecue and black bears are never a good mix. An Alaska man learned that the hard way this weekend when he threw a hungry bear a piece of barbecued meat — only to be mauled by the same bear. "He'd been drinking," Alaska State Trooper spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the Anchorage Daily News of the man. The unidentified man was...
  • So your sitting in this tree stand and a bear comes along..

    06/19/2013 5:02:33 PM PDT · by Doogle · 23 replies
    YT ^ | 06/173/13 | yousee60
    Hunter has an encounter.... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIJGb8mLyOE&feature=em-share_video_user
  • Black bear attacks woman in northern Minnesota

    06/19/2013 11:37:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 38 replies
    myfoxtwincities.com ^ | 5 June, 2013 | Mike Durkin, Bill Keller
    MCGREGOR, Minn. (KMSP) - A woman was attacked by a 190 lb. black bear in northern Minnesota on Monday night after her dog chased after its yearling cubs. According to the Minnesota DNR, the 72-year-old McGregor, Minn., woman was bitten and clawed, but sustained non-life-threatening injuries. HOW IT HAPPENED The incident began when the woman let her golden retriever outside after checking to make sure the bears, which had been seen on the property for several days, weren't around. After letting the dog out, three young bears unexpectedly ran out from under the deck and the dog to chase dafter...
  • Dog-provoked bear attack in NW Wisconsin

    06/19/2013 5:56:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 54 replies
    myfoxphilly.com ^ | 18 June 2013 | Maury Glover
    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...
  • Majority of Americans Think a Bear Could Beat a Shark in a Fight

    06/17/2013 4:03:31 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 68 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | 6/17/2013 | Dan Amira
    According to PPP — the YOLO-est of all the pollsters — 56 percent of Americans think a bear would win a fight against a shark, while 44 percent picked the shark. The setting of the fight was not specified, but presumably we are to assume water shallow enough for the bear to stand but deep enough for the shark to swim, otherwise the question would be kind of absurd. Anyway, here is someone who has thought more about this than you have.
  • Bear with head stuck in plastic jar for 11 days is freed

    06/16/2013 7:31:06 AM PDT · by Innovative · 24 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>Four central Pennsylvania residents said they used only a rope and a flashlight during a wild chase to rescue a young bear whose head had been stuck in a plastic jar for at least 11 days.</p> <p>Area residents first spotted the 100-pound bruin with its head in a red jar on June 3, but it eluded game wardens.</p>
  • Must-See: Russian Driver PLOWS into Bear

    06/12/2013 5:26:51 PM PDT · by ak267 · 19 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/12/13 | Breitbart News
    Russia's dash-cams prove yet again their infinite entertainment value. This bear--this stupid bear who runs right into traffic--gets slammed full-speed by a car, and there's some head-over-heels action, some spinning upside-down in the mud, and a moment of pure bewilderment as it finally regains control of its body. Physics, what a trip.
  • Fur flies over bear killing

    06/04/2013 7:36:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | June 4, 2013 | Antonio Planas, &#8232;O’ryan Johnson and &#8232;Samantha Tatro
    A malfunctioning tranquilizer gun cost an 18-month-old black bear its life Sunday, prompting authorities to shoot and kill the juvenile bruin in a Newton tree above the Mass Pike, an environmental official said yesterday, citing public safety for the unpopular action. “We did attempt a tranquilization, but the firearm … misfired,” said environmental police Lt. Col. Chris Baker. He said the tranquilizer gun was inoperable, and there wasn’t another readily available. With the 135-pound male bear so close to the Pike and an MBTA line, the decision was made to kill the animal.
  • Bear bites Wisconsin man, circles home

    05/18/2013 4:55:14 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 24 replies
    upi ^ | May 17, 2013
    SILVER CLIFF, Wis., - Authorities in Wisconsin said they responded to a home on a report of a man being bitten by a black bear that refused to leave his yard. Marinette County sheriff's deputies and Silver Cliff Rescue said the Silver Cliff man's wife called authorities Wednesday at 1:25 p.m. to report a black bear had bitten her husband and was circling their home, The (Iron Mountain, Mich.) Daily News reported Friday. The bear was shot and killed by Deputy Daniel Beauchamp. Gerre Ninnemann, the bite victim, had bite marks from his belt line up to the back of...
  • Afternoon State News Briefs: Man recovering from black bear attack

    05/17/2013 6:38:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    piercecountyherald.com ^ | 16 May, 2013 | NA
    SILVER CLIFF - A man is said to be recovering after he was attacked by a black bear in Marinette County, and his wife killed the animal by pounding a gun over its head. Authorities said Gerre Ninnemann saw the bear running after his dog near his cabin at Silver Cliff yesterday. The bear tackled Ninnemann after a chase, and was biting-and-clawing at his back before he ran away. Sheriff’s deputies said he was mauled again. In the meantime, his wife Marie took out a gun but she didn’t know how to load it. So she pounded the weapon over...
  • Sheriff Joe Arpaio’s 'Posse' Trains to Defend Phoenix-Area Schools Against Gunmen

    05/11/2013 9:15:16 AM PDT · by montag813 · 4 replies
    Stand With Arizona ^ | 05-11-2013 | John Hill
    by John HillStand With Arizona Three weeks after the shooting in Sandy Hook, CT, when politicians were using the murders as an excuse to grab the guns of law-abiding Americans, one lawman was calling instead for school kids to be defended. Maricopa Country, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio denounced efforts to ban guns, saying "bad guys will always get their guns", and that gun control "never solves the problem". So on January 9th the Sheriff announced he would deploy 500 armed volunteers to patrol outside 59 schools in metropolitan Phoenix.  Joe's 3,000-strong “Posse”  has participated in the many “immigration sweeps” the Sheriff...
  • First Brain Surgery Performed on Bear

    04/14/2013 8:48:39 AM PDT · by Innovative · 7 replies
    National Georgraphic ^ | April 11, 2013 | Michelle Nijhuis
    An Asiatic black bear at a Laos sanctuary is cured of hydrocephalus. Free the Bears called on Pizzi, a South African veterinary surgeon who works in Scotland at the Edinburgh Zoo and also at a national wildlife rescue center. Six weeks after the operation, Champa is markedly more active and more social with other bears, and she is gaining weight. She will always have some brain damage, since the accumulated fluid does cause permanent harm. And she will remain in captivity. But her relief is obvious. "Operating on one bear won't save bears from extinction, and making life better for...
  • MA:Innocent Victims of Gun Control: The bear attack

    04/10/2013 6:14:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    monachuslex.com ^ | 8 April, 2013 | John Pierce
    A Massachusetts man is facing charges of illegal possession of a firearm and failing to secure a weapon after using a shotgun to kill a bear that began chasing him in his own backyard while he was stocking his bird feeders. The man in question is 76 year old Richard Ahlstrand of Auburn Massachusetts and the bear was 7 feet tall and pushing 400 pounds. But despite the reasonable fear that a 76 year old man might feel in such a situation, the local prosecutors have gone after Mr. Ahlstrand with a vengeance. When he went out that afternoon, he...
  • Auburn Man Facing Charges After Killing Bear In His Backyard

    04/09/2013 1:33:39 PM PDT · by Altariel · 29 replies
    CBS Local (Boston) ^ | April 7, 2013 | Auburn CBS
    Richard Ahlstrand told WBZ-TV he was stocking his bird feeder Friday night when a bear about seven feet tall and 300-to-400 pounds started chasing him. That’s when he turned his shotgun on the bear. “I didn’t have time to aim through the sights, but I aimed in the direction of the head on this thing and I pulled the trigger before it got to me. It just dropped,” he said. Ahlstrand said he was carrying the shotgun Friday night because he thought he saw the bear in his yard Thursday. “If that ever jumped on me, I wouldn’t even be...
  • Switzerland 's only wild bear is killed as a danger to humans

    02/22/2013 8:51:22 AM PST · by Innovative · 19 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 21, 2013 | Laura Smith-Spark
    M13 was the only bear known to have been living wild in Switzerland, according to the Swiss national broadcaster. Despite that status, the young male was shot Tuesday morning in Poschiavo Valley, in the Alps near the Italian border, by authorities who feared he was a threat to people. The creature also showed little fear of humans despite several attempts to get it away from villages, it said. There was so much concern about the bear's behavior, he was fitted with a radio collar so he could be closely monitored. Some questioned why he wasn't relocated or placed in a...
  • Bear Bombers Over Guam Russian nuclear bombers circle Guam

    02/15/2013 1:29:04 PM PST · by Nachum · 28 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 2/15/13 | Bill Gertz
    Two Russian nuclear-armed bombers circled the western Pacific island of Guam this week in the latest sign of Moscow’s growing strategic assertiveness toward the United States. The Russian Tu-95 Bear-H strategic bombers were equipped with nuclear-tipped cruise missiles and were followed by U.S. jets as they circumnavigated Guam on Feb. 12 local time—hours before President Barack Obama’s state of the union address. Air Force Capt. Kim Bender, a spokeswoman for the Pacific Air Force in Hawaii, confirmed the incident to the Washington Free Beacon and said Air Force F-15 jets based on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, “scrambled and responded...