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  • Two Bear attacks in Alaska Just Days Apart - Professor in critical condition

    04/19/2016 11:28:40 AM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Coastal Television ^ | April 19, 2016 | Marlise Irby
    An assistant professor who was mauled by a bear while teaching a mountaineering class is in critical condition. 35-year old, Forest Wagner, was teaching to a group of 12 students on Mount Emmerich near Haines, Alaska, when he was attacked ... Wagner has been teaching in the outdoor studies program at the university's Juneau campus since 2006. ... A second man, 77 year old, Glenn Bohn, was mauled on Friday by a bear. He is recovering from his injuries. Bohn's son-in-law killed the bear during the attack near Mile 68 of Denali Highway.
  • Victim of Kalispell Bear Attack Dies ( Inside her home: Montana )

    10/01/2015 5:32:53 PM PDT · by george76 · 9 replies
    Flathead Beacon ^ | Oct 1, 2015 | Tristan Scott
    Barbara Paschke, 85, died as the result of injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her home ... from injuries she suffered during a black bear attack inside her Ashley Lake home last Sunday afternoon. The woman, Barbara Paschke, died at 10:30 a.m. while she was hospitalized at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. She died due to injuries from the attack ... The attack occurred inside Paschke’s home between Batavia Lane and Ashley Lake Road; although it’s not clear how the bear got inside Paschke’s home, it exited through a window, investigators said. The attack was severe, officials said,...
  • Hunter stabs black bear in self-defense in Michigan

    09/22/2015 11:23:14 AM PDT · by george76 · 37 replies
    MLive ^ | September 19, 2015 | Brad Devereaux
    GREENWOOD TOWNSHIP, MI — A 46-year-old man was injured in what the Michigan Department of Natural Resources suspects was a black bear attack. ... a black bear came from behind, knocked him over and attacked him. "Using his hunting knife, the man stabbed the bear, which scared it off. The bear is thought to be injured," the DNR said in a news release. "The DNR was informed about 45 minutes later." Sgt. Jon Wood spoke with the hunter and advised him to seek medical attention. The DNR's Law Enforcement Division is continuing to investigate the incident. The DNR plans to...
  • Lucky Escape for Swedes After 'Dead' Bear Attacks

    08/29/2015 10:52:56 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    The Local ^ | 21 Aug 2015
    A Swedish man has spoken about his close brush with death when a bear he believed he had killed lunged up and launched a violent attack on himself and his hunting partner on the first day of Sweden's annual cull. Roles were reversed at the start of Sweden's annual bear hunt on Friday when two Swedish hunters had to be taken to hospital after they were attacked by their own prey. “I had had my eye on this bear for a week and a half, because it had been walking around eating oats in this area,” Per-Anders Wärme from Bollnäs...
  • FWC Considering Bringing Back Bear Hunting in Florida

    01/23/2015 9:13:17 AM PST · by george76 · 10 replies
    wjhg tv ^ | Jan 22, 2015
    Bear attacks and nuisance complaints could result in Florida bringing back a hunting season for the animal, as the state's wildlife agency says they're running out of options. Leah Reeder was out walking her dog in the Florida Panhandle last month when she was brutally attacked by a bear. She was one of four bear attack victims in the past year throughout the state. Add the attacks to thousands of nuisance complaints throughout Florida. "We're at a point where bear populations are strong and expanding, and we're having more and more conflicts, more and more killed on the highways," FWC...
  • New Jersey Hiker Photographed Bear Before It Killed Him

    11/26/2014 9:51:44 AM PST · by george76 · 100 replies
    CBS NewYork/ ^ | November 26, 2014
    Police in West Milford have released five photos taken by 22-year-old Darsh Patel before he was killed by the 300-pound black bear while hiking with four friends in the Apshawa Preserve. The photos show the bear behind a fallen tree in the woods. Investigators say the phone was found with puncture marks from the bear. ... West Milford police and the state Environmental Protection Department said last month that the bear did not seem interested in food and exhibited “stalking type behavior.”
  • WY:Bear Spray v. Bullets: Flaws in the Studies

    10/03/2014 10:24:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 October, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Three recent cases of bear attack in Wyoming illustrate the flaws in studies purporting to show that bear spray is superior to firearms as a defense against bears.    On September 20th, 2014 the following incident occurred.  From county10.com: (Dubois, Wyo.) – The Wyoming Game and Fish Department and the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service both confirmed today that a third bear incident occurred this past weekend, on Saturday in northwestern Fremont County. In this incident, Lander Large Carnivore Specialist Brian DeBolt said a Grizzly bear was shot and killed “in an act of self defense” in the East...
  • Lorna Weafer, bear attack victim, aspired to be a psychologist ( Canada )

    09/16/2014 10:38:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 76 replies
    CBC News ^ | May 09, 2014
    Lorna Weafer, the 36-year-old Suncor instrument technician who was mauled and killed by a black bear ... Weafer was on her way back to work from a washroom when she was attacked by a large, male black bear while working at a Suncor oilsands site north of Fort McMurray, Alta., around 2 p.m. on Wednesday. She was declared dead on the scene. ... Mike Ewald, an investigator with Alberta Fish and Wildlife, said Weafer’s co-workers tried to scare the bear off using fire extinguishers, a water cannon and air horn — “all general things that should scare it off,” Ewald...
  • Bear attack in Wyoming kills Utah man

    09/16/2014 10:15:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | Sep 15 2014 01 | Brett Prettyman
    Officials from Wyoming’s Game and Fish Department confirmed late Monday that a 31-year-old Utah man had been killed by a bear. ... A release from the Wyoming wildlife agency said Fremont County Coroner Ed McAuslan "indicated the pathologist’s preliminary report stated the individual suffered blunt force trauma from a probable bear bite." Evidence collected at the site is being analyzed to try to determine if the bear that attacked Stewart was a grizzly or a black bear. ... Hunter said there are high densities of grizzly and black bears in the drainage where the body was found and there were...
  • 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...
  • 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 Charge Captured by Filmmaker

    A B.C. filmmaker says he's lucky to be alive after narrowly avoiding a grizzly attack while filming in the Robson Valley, southeast of Prince George. Leon Lorenz, who lives in Dunster, B.C., was filming grizzly bears in a nearby valley last Monday evening when he spotted a bear and her cub. Lorenz said he took cover behind a spruce tree so he could film the bears without disturbing them, but the mother bear picked up his scent.
  • Senior Citizen Faces Charges for Shooting Bear That Was About to Attack Him ( Mass )

    04/09/2013 10:38:04 AM PDT · by george76 · 56 replies
    FOX News ^ | April 9, 2013
    A 76-year-old man from Auburn, Mass. says a bear was about to kill him when it entered his backyard recently, so he took his gun, aimed it, and fired. He killed the bear, but now the senior citizen and military vet is facing charges because he apparently didn’t possess the right gun permit.
  • Bear mauling victim found on Alaskan island

    10/16/2012 11:37:54 AM PDT · by george76 · 27 replies
    ap ^ | October 16, 2012 | DAN JOLING
    Human remains found ravaged by one or more brown bears on a southeast Alaska island are likely from a Sitka man overdue on a boating trip ... They also found evidence of a struggle. They followed a trail of disturbed vegetation and articles of clothing to the human remains, which had been partially eaten. The remains had been cached within 50 yards of the beach.
  • Father shoots bear chasing Mesa boy ( Colorado )

    07/16/2012 7:57:30 AM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    KJCT 8 ^ | Jul 15, 2012 | Don Coleman,
    A small boy is safe in Mesa after quite the run-in with a black bear Saturday. State wildlife officials tell us the boy spotted the young bear outside of his home before turning around and running back. The bear chased after him until the boy's father shot it with a gun. Officials say the bear was able to run back into the woods where they believe it eventually died. They are continuing to search for the carcass. "We do support the father in this case because he certainly had the right to do protect his family from this threat," Mike...
  • Bear Attacks Pennsylvania Couple In Their Home

    10/04/2011 4:19:15 PM PDT · by SJackson · 33 replies
    AOL ^ | 10-4-11
    NEWPORT, Pa. -- Officials say a bear attacked a couple inside their central Pennsylvania home, sending both people to a hospital. Pennsylvania Game Commission spokesman Jerry Feaser says the attack happened Monday morning in Oliver Township. He says the couple's dog was outside and ran into the home, followed by the bear. Feaser says the man inside the home was scratched and bitten and a woman was attacked as she tried to chase the animal away. Emergency dispatchers say both were taken to Harrisburg Hospital with unspecified injuries.
  • Sierra Bear Attack Sparks Warning

    07/05/2011 9:42:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 20 replies
    ksbw ^ | July 1, 2011
    SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. -- A late-night bear attack left a camper scratched and shaken near South Lake Tahoe over the weekend. The bear ripped open the camper's tent and
  • Wolves, bears blamed for decline of elk in Yellowstone

    01/14/2011 9:29:36 AM PST · by george76 · 74 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 12 , 2011 | Laura Zuckerman
    Wolves and grizzly bears are mostly to blame for a steep population decline in a signature elk herd in the northern range of Yellowstone National Park, government scientists said on Wednesday. The elk population in the northern section of the park is prized by sportsmen who hunt outside Yellowstone boundaries in Montana and by the millions who pour into the park each year to see wildlife. Annual counts of the northern Yellowstone elk population show it has plummeted by more than 70 percent since 1995, falling from 16,791 to fewer than 5,000 today. Biologists said wolves and grizzlies are the...
  • Court: Utah Not Immune From Lawsuit In Bear Attack

    11/23/2010 3:17:49 PM PST · by george76 · 44 replies · 1+ views
    ap ^ | November 23rd, 2010
    The family of a Utah boy killed by a black bear can move forward with its lawsuit that contends the state didn't do enough to warn them to steer clear of the area where the bear had been seen earlier, the Utah Supreme Court ruled Tuesday. The court's ruling held that the state isn't immune from a lawsuit in the death of 11-year-old Samuel Ives, who was pulled from his tent and mauled by bear in American Fork Canyon on Father's Day in 2007. A state judge last year dismissed a negligence suit against the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources,...
  • JeffCo man kills bear in run-in in garage ( Montana )

    09/16/2010 1:42:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Independent Record ^ | September 15, 2010 | EVE BYRON
    According to Dave Loewen, a Fish, Wildlife and Parks game warden, the unidentified mechanic was working in his boss’s garage near Corbin — west of Interstate 15 near Jefferson City — about 3 p.m. when he heard an odd rustling outside. “He went outside to investigate, came around the corner and met a black bear face to face,” Loewen said. “The bear stood up on his back legs, the guy fell back on the ground and the bear came down on top of him with both his front paws on the man’s chest.” “He tried to spook the bear away...
  • Breaking News: Another bear attack in Aspen

    09/11/2009 7:23:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 1,632+ views
    Aspen Daily News ^ | September 11, 2009
    Wildlife officers with the Colorado Division of Wildlife are searching for a bear involved in an attack Thursday night in Aspen. A man ...was attacked in his home by a bear shortly after 8 p.m. the homeowner's three dogs began barking loudly in the ground floor of the house... When the homeowner went downstairs to check on the dogs, he was confronted by a large, black bear. The victim of this attack is being treated at an area hospital.
  • Black bear trees man near Campbell Airstrip

    03/22/2009 11:04:45 AM PDT · by george76 · 23 replies · 928+ views
    Associated Press ^ | March 21st, 2009
    Alaska State Troopers say an Anchorage man was forced to climb a tree to dodge a black bear near Campbell Airstrip. Charles L. Lamb of Anchorage told officers he was forced up a tree by a large black bear at about 11:30 a.m. Lamb says the bear stalked them for a half mile as they walked out.
  • Lawsuit over bear attack continues

    01/31/2009 4:25:13 PM PST · by george76 · 86 replies · 2,472+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Jan. 31, 2009
    A federal judge has declined to throw out a lawsuit against the government filed by the family of an 11-year-old boy who was mauled to death by a black bear. U.S. District Judge Dale Kimball ruled against the government's claim that federal agencies had immunity from being sued for negligence in the case... a black bear pulled him from his tent and killed him.
  • Grizzly attacks woman in tent

    08/29/2008 9:08:52 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies · 276+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 29th, 2008 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Mauling was in Gates of the Arctic National Park. A grizzly bear dragged a woman out of her tent Thursday and mauled her ... according to the National Park Service. The woman was saved by companions camped with her ... An Alyeska Pipeline Services Co. helicopter, normally used to monitor the oil pipeline, was expected to pick her up there and ferry her to a hospital in Fairbanks... They were camped and asleep when the bear arrived in camp. It apparently first entered a "food tent," Quinley said. "It destroyed a water jug," he said, and tried to get into...
  • Bear attack on Uncompahgre Plateau ( Colorado ) kills dog

    08/28/2008 6:04:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 685+ views
    KJCT ^ | Aug 27, 2008 | SARA GOLDENBERG
    One family had an unwelcome guest visit them on their camping trip Wednesday. The Division of Wildlife says campers reported a black bear came into their camp site and carried their dog away in its mouth. It happened on the Uncompahgre Plateau in the Big Creek Reservoir Area near Divide Road. No one in the family was hurt-- but their dog wasn't so lucky. If you come across a bear or mountain lion the first thing you want to do is make yourself look as large as possible. Making noise and throwing things can also help-- just don't bend down....
  • Bears Trap Geologists In Russia (30+ hungry bears go after Geological survey team)

    07/23/2008 5:02:11 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 45 replies · 219+ views
    Sky News ^ | 07/22/08
    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. (Advertisement) 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...
  • Grizzly attacks teen bicycle racer in Bicentennial Park ( Alaska )

    06/29/2008 3:20:08 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies · 454+ views
    The Anchorage Daily News ^ | June 29th, 2008 | WESLEY LOY
    A teenage girl riding in an all-night bicycle race suffered severe injuries early this morning when a bear attacked her on a trail ... Police officers with shotguns escorted medics into dark woods to retrieve the girl... "She was cut up and bit pretty good," After the mauling, the girl used her cell phone to call 911 but was unable to communicate... Another rider who came along found her sitting on the ground and said she could utter only one word: "Bear." He then used her phone to make another call for help. Sinnott said he didn't arrive in time...
  • Man mauled by grizzly kills bear, lives to tell tale

    06/07/2008 9:36:22 PM PDT · by george76 · 53 replies · 4,256+ views
    CBC News ^ | June 6, 2008
    A man from B.C.'s Interior not only survived being mauled by a grizzly — he killed the bear as well. John Shorter, 38, was hiking near Dease Lake in Northern B.C. Tuesday when he said he smelled a bear in the area. "I heard a woofing sound, turned, seen a grizz coming at me. I managed to get my rifle up and get one round into the chest.… At that point he got on top of me, obviously, and took me down," Shorter said. "He proceeded to try to maul me in the back of the scalp and on the...
  • Black bear attacks and kills grandmother, 70, on fishing trip

    06/04/2008 2:26:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 86 replies · 1,002+ views
    Globe and Mail ^ | June 2, 2008 | KATE HAMMER
    The husband of a 70-year-old grandmother who was killed by a bear in northern Quebec ... Conservation experts set traps after Friday evening's attack, but ... the bear was still at large in the wilds of northern Quebec. As she scouted a fishing hole for walleye, Ms. Lavoie became separated from her husband. Barely 10 minutes later, Mr. Lavoie felt something was amiss and went searching for his wife of 51 years. Metres away he came upon the nightmarish scene of her body being dragged into the forest by a bear. Mr. Lavoie chased the predator for nearly 200 metres...
  • Family sues Utah DWR over boy's bear mauling death

    03/28/2008 9:36:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 60 replies · 2,870+ views
    ABC 4 ^ | March 28, 2008
    The parents of the 11-year-old boy killed by a black bear last summer in American Fork Canyon are suing the U.S. Forest Service and Utah Division of Wildlife Resources. They say more should have been done to prevent their son's death. Step-father Tim Mulvey, his wife Rebecca Ives and Sam’s father say they have lived with the horror of that father's day weekend every day since and now they want to make sure it never happens to anyone else's family. It is grief beyond comprehension for most of us; a child ripped away from his family in the middle of...
  • Boy and three-legged dog save mother from ( Carpathian ) bear

    01/30/2008 9:39:59 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies · 129+ views
    The Scotsman ^ | 30 January 2008
    A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy and a dog with three legs fought off a 20-stone bear that attacked the boy's mother on a Romanian hillside and clamped its jaws round her neck. When the bear appeared, Petre Prundaru ran off and hid behind a tree, but his mother, Anisoara, 40, slipped and fell. When the boy saw the bear grab her by the neck, he picked up a stick and charged it. His pet dog, Cotonogu, also went for the bear and the animal ran off. Petre then managed to find a shepherd, who called emergency services... A hospital spokesman said: "Most...
  • Bear attack: Wounds healing ( Self defense is a good thing )

    12/30/2007 12:27:32 PM PST · by george76 · 52 replies · 163+ views
    Peninsula Clarion ^ | December 28, 2007 | JOSEPH ROBERTIA
    Patmor had the encounter with a large brown bear ...there are other ways his life has changed after the event. He now brings more than just his dog with him while walking to the post office. "I carry my .44 whenever I go anywhere now," ... Patmor said carrying the pistol is a result of not just the bear bite, but also ... "I figured if I'm going to keep being attacked by animals, I've got to do something to protect myself," "In 20 years, I've hardly ever seen bears around my house, but I saw five browns and blacks...
  • Spray vs. gun bear deterrent debate rages

    12/03/2007 3:09:30 PM PST · by george76 · 130 replies · 1,026+ views
    the Missoulian ^ | December 03 2007 | JOHN CRAMER
    Long ago, grizzly bears thrived in Montana as did tales - some tall, some true - told by frontiersmen of a man-eater even more fearsome than the other two bogeymen of the forest, wolves and mountain lions. Today, the reputation of Ursus arctos horribilis - along with other major predators ... Also changed is how people can handle encounters with grizzlies, using a chemical spray rather than guns to improve the odds that both humans and bears will escape the encounters unharmed. But Workman believes that if a bullet was good enough for his great-grandfather more than a century ago,...
  • Oregon trooper kills black bear that broke into home

    12/12/2007 10:07:32 PM PST · by george76 · 18 replies · 305+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 12/12/2007
    An Oregon State Police trooper had to shoot and kill a black bear that broke into a home in Florence on the Oregon coast. The homeowner said the bear broke into his house ... again ... The bear was in a tree when the trooper arrived, and then climbed down and charged at him before the trooper killed it with a shotgun.
  • Boy's mauling death, other human-bear encounters brings call for more hunting permits

    12/07/2007 10:06:37 AM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 441+ views
    The Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/07/2007 | Patty Henetz
    Bears that barge in on people in the forest have become enough of a nuisance that more of them should be hunted, state wildlife managers have decided. The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources, responding to a spike in human-bear contacts and an 11-year-old boy's death in June, want to issue 296 black bear hunting permits for Utah's 2008 spring and fall hunts, a 20 percent increase from the 248 permits offered this year. DWR officials say the state's black bear population is high enough to warrant the permit increase. Wildlife managers also say bears and humans clashed too many times...
  • 'I thought I was going to die' ( bear attack )

    12/02/2007 9:24:01 AM PST · by george76 · 63 replies · 258+ views
    JUNEAU EMPIRE ^ | December 2, 2007 | KIM MARQUIS
    Juneau man recounts Friday morning bear attack on Admiralty Island . A "crack" in the brush. A split second to turn and see the bear. Another second to click the gun's safety off. That's all the time Dr. John Raster had before the brown bear attacked him. "I screamed and fired a shot into the air," he said. "It was already on me and the gun was still pretty much slung around my shoulder. He bit me and started scratching me and pushed me down into the water." The Juneau doctor had been walking alone Friday morning along a stretch...
  • Bear Encounter Strands Cranberry-Pickers

    10/03/2007 4:34:51 PM PDT · by george76 · 2 replies · 177+ views
    It was a hostage situation with a twist, and a happy ending. A group of cranberry-pickers spent a night stranded on an island in a Russian swamp Wednesday after an encounter with a bear prevented them from leaving before dark, a ranger said. Twelve people, including a pregnant woman, were harvesting the berries on an island near the town of Malaya Vishera, in the Novgorod region 280 miles northwest of Moscow, when a brown bear approached them, emergency official Sergei Orlov. The pickers - most of them Gypsies, or Roma, from the area - set up a bonfire, shooed the...
  • Man kills grizzly with knife

    08/17/2007 7:44:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 46 replies · 1,046+ views
    calgary sun ^ | August 17, 2007 | CP
    A man is recovering in hospital after being attacked by a female grizzly. The victim, a man in his 30s, was preparing for bow-hunting season ... He managed to kill the bear with a knife, but suffered serious arm and elbow injuries.
  • Family dog defends four kids in tree house from black bear attack

    08/23/2007 9:03:23 PM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies · 378+ views
    Vancouver Sun ^ | August 22, 2007 | Jonathan Woodward
    A family dog protected four young children in a West Vancouver tree house from a hungry black bear. The dog assumed a defensive position below the tree house in a backyard on Highland Drive as the children, aged 2 to 6, screamed for help. "Bears climb trees. I thank God the dog was there," ... The bear wandered into the yard looking for food ... "What's unique about this is the way the dog protected the children. I've never seen anything like it."
  • DOW kills bear that broke into house ( Bear smashed the window )

    08/02/2007 7:09:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies · 403+ views
    Aspen Times ^ | August 2, 2007 | Scott Condon
    An unusually large black bear topping 425 pounds was killed by Colorado Division of Wildlife officers Wednesday after it was trapped for busting through windows to enter an east Aspen house. Wildlife officers said they had no choice but to euthanize the bruin because it physically smashed into the house rather than entered through an unsecured window or door. "off the charts" for size. He had a girth of 52 inches around the midsection - higher than a DOW chart for determining weight. The best guess was he weighed 425 to 450 pounds. He measured 80 inches from the tip...
  • 500-Pound Bear Attacks Ohio Woman

    05/23/2006 9:45:07 AM PDT · by george76 · 39 replies · 1,565+ views
    KDKA ^ | May 23, 2006 | KDKA
    A woman from Ohio is hospitalized with serious injuries after a bear attacked her near her home in Ashtabula County yesterday. According to a state wildlife officer, the 500-pound bear escaped from the Grand River Fur Exchange, a commercial gaming business in Hartsgrove Township. The animal apparently got out after its owner went inside to clean its cage. The bear then made its way to a neighboring home where it attacked Rachel Supplee, 36.
  • Border collies help save man from attack by black bear

    07/22/2007 3:34:01 PM PDT · by george76 · 47 replies · 965+ views
    CanWest News Service ^ | July 18, 2007 | Sunny Freeman
    Roy Klopp survived a shocking twist in his daily bike ride Monday after being bit in the behind by a black bear near Clinton. "It wasn't my day to die," said Klopp, who returned to his job at the sawmill last night after taking a day to recuperate from the attack. Around 11 a.m. Monday morning, Klopp, 56, and his border collies, Tippy and Chuckie, met an unusually aggressive black bear in the bushes near a curve in the walking trails above Clinton, a town of about 740 residents 380 kilometres northeast of Vancouver. Protected only by a pair of...
  • Bear kills man

    07/21/2007 8:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies · 422+ views
    AP ^ | 21/07/07 | AP
    A bear fatally mauled a man yesterday in a town near the Carpathian Mountains, authorities said. The 50-year-old man was walking in a pasture when the bear attacked him near his house in Zarnesti, a city about 240 kilometres north of Bucharest, news television Realitatea TV reported. On Tuesday, the same bear is believed to have attacked two households, injuring one man. The bear ran away after being poked with a pitchfork by the man's wife. A shepherd also complained to authorities that the bear killed eight of his sheep.
  • Newfoundland woman, 87, shoots second black bear dead in a month

    07/10/2007 3:21:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 49 replies · 1,105+ views
    Canadian Press ^ | July 10 | Canada
    Bears roaming the woods of Newfoundland's Northern Peninsula have met their match in Cecilia Smith, an 87-year-old grandmother with a quick shot. For the second time in less than a month, Smith found herself eye-to-eye with a black bear outside her cabin Saturday in the rural community of Hawke's Bay, N.L. The 140-kilogram bear was trapped in a snare Smith had set three weeks after she shot another black bear dead prowling outside her cabin. She then grabbed her gun, shot it and later took it to a nearby dump. This comes three weeks after Smith, who holds a licence...
  • Alaska Bear Mauling Recorded on Tape

    10/08/2003 6:50:57 PM PDT · by lambo · 175 replies · 5,042+ views
    Yahoo ^ | October 8, 2003 | Rachel D'Oro
    ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The graphic sounds of a fatal bear attack were recorded, Alaska state troopers discovered Wednesday while reviewing a tape recovered near the bodies of a wildlife author and his girlfriend. Trooper Chris Hill said Timothy Treadwell may have been wearing a wireless microphone likely activated when he was attacked by the brown bear at Katmai National Park and Preserve. The videotape has audio only; the screen remains blank for the three-minute recording. "They're both screaming. She's telling him to play dead, then it changes to fighting back. He asks her to hit the bear," Hill said. "There's...
  • US tourist killed by bear in Romania

    06/24/2007 8:45:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies · 549+ views
    A bear attacked a group of U.S. tourists on a remote trail in the Carpathian Mountains, killing a woman and injuring two other people... The bear attacked a 26-year-old woman. After she fell down and tourists threw stones at the bear, it turned its attention to a man, biting him on the leg. The bear then mauled to death the 31-year-old woman, despite more attempts to distract it by throwing stones. The bear had earlier bitten a Romanian tourist on the shoulder and attacked sheep... Three years ago, two men died after they were attacked ...
  • Bear attacks up sharply in '07 ( versus 2006 )

    06/24/2007 4:16:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 1 replies · 258+ views
    The New Jersey Herald ^ | June 24, 2007 | BRUCE A. SCRUTON
    Another bear, another injured dog, another trap set in someone's back yard. And it appears to be happening more this year ... in the same period last year. Overall, the state Department of Environmental Protection has received substantially more bear complaints this year than last, including a more than 37 percent increase in what it terms "Category 1" calls. That category includes such cases as attacks on animals, entering or trying to get into a home, human attacks, tent or vehicle entry, aggressive bears... Category 2 complaints... are also up just over 32 percent. More than a quarter of the...
  • Family Of Boy Killed By Bear Blames Forest Service

    06/19/2007 10:15:47 PM PDT · by george76 · 120 replies · 2,191+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2007
    The grandfather of a boy killed by a black bear while camping blamed the U.S. Forest Service Tuesday for not getting the word out about an earlier attack. Before 11-year-old Sam Ives was attacked and killed Sunday night, the same bear had attacked campers in the same spot hours earlier. Eldon Ives is the boy's grandfather. He told reporters Tuesday that he hoped the Forest Service will do a better job of protecting campers after Sam's death. He said the violent way his grandson was killed is a sorrow that will never heal. Sam Ives would have been a 6th...
  • Boy Killed by Bear in American Fork Canyon

    06/18/2007 8:29:23 AM PDT · by george76 · 177 replies · 5,217+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | June 18th, 2007 | Courtney Orton
    An 11-year-old boy is killed by a black bear overnight at a popular campsite in American Fork Canyon. This morning authorities are searching for the bear. The boy was asleep inside a tent he was sharing with his family at the Timpooneke Camp area, about 10 miles up the canyon. The family was camping about two miles up a dirt road from that campground. The boy, his mother, stepfather and a 6-year-old brother were sleeping in a large tent with several sections, and the 11-year-old was in a section of the tent by himself. Around 11 p.m. family members heard...