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  • 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.”
  • Video shows two bears fighting in New Jersey neighborhood

    10/30/2014 12:06:26 PM PDT · by dware · 17 replies ^ | 10.29.2014 | Ryan Gorman
    Two bears fought in a rural New Jersey neighborhood, and a brave bystander caught all the exciting action. The video was uploaded to YouTube this week, but the brawl took place on August 14, according to the video's description. The animals duked it out in Rockaway, about one hour northwest of Manhattan.
  • Stop taking selfies with bears, hikers warned

    10/27/2014 11:21:13 AM PDT · by Stoat · 69 replies
    The Daily Mail (U.K.) / various ^ | October 27, 2014 | Sara Malm
    Hikers in Sierra Nevada are being told to stop taking selfies with the wild bears.The worrying and very real trend has seen visitors to South Lake Tahoe, California, put themselves at risk to get a share-able snap of themselves with a bear in the background.Hikers have got as close as a few feet away from the wild bears, and officials have now been forced to send out an official warning.   (edit)A recent visitor at the site said she saw dozens of people taking selfies with the bears, who were unafraid of the group.‘There were like 30 people taking pictures...
  • 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...
  • 'Kodiak' Series Shows Truth About Bear Hunting

    05/12/2014 4:10:38 PM PDT · by kingattax · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 5-12-14 | by AWR HAWKINS
    A new series on The Discovery Channel will show why bear hunting is more than just a sport. Filmed on Alaska's Kodiak Island, Kodiak will not only give viewers a glimpse into a world where bear hunting is a way of life, but it will also demonstrate the biological and scientific rationale behind controlling the population of "the largest land carnivore on the planet: the Kodiak brown bear," according to a Discovery Channel press release. The series "chronicles the lives of the Mays, the Hollands, and the Cusacks," who are "three multi-generational families risking it all to make a living"...
  • Global Warming Update: Alaskan Polar Bears Threatened…By Too Much Spring Ice

    04/28/2014 6:21:51 AM PDT · by massmike · 15 replies ^ | 04/28/2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    Five meters of ice– about 16 feet thick - is threatening the survival of polar bears in the Southern Beaufort Sea region along Alaska’s Arctic coast, according to Dr. Susan J. Crockford, an evolutionary biologist in British Columbia who has studied polar bears for most of her 35-year career. That’s because the thick ice ridges could prevent ringed seals, the bears’ major prey, from creating breathing holes they need to survive in the frigid waters, Crockford told “Prompted by reports of the heaviest sea ice conditions on the East Coast ‘in decades’ and news that ice on the Great...
  • 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...
  • In Tahoe, please don't spank the bears

    02/17/2014 12:12:57 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 19 replies ^ | Tom Stienstra
    The bear stories that have emerged from Tahoe since the fall have defied logic. Until last week, that is. At Sierra Nevada College in Incline Village, on the Nevada side of Lake Tahoe, some students unaccustomed to bears have made it a game on campus to "spank" the animals with a pat on the butt, another game to "pet" one. One student resorted to feeding a bear an apple after deciding it was a bad idea to spank him, according to a November report in the student newspaper. In one case, a bear social- ized to humans opened the window...
  • USDA Considering New Zoo Regs at Request of PETA

    02/08/2014 7:57:09 AM PST · by ColdOne · 3 replies ^ | 2/7/14 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The U.S. Department of Agriculture is considering adopting new regulations for zoos at the request of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) that would require “humane” treatment for bears. The proposed rules would mandate the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) to hire a “bear expert,” prohibit bear pits, and require rules so bears are not “stressed, frustrated, and bored.” PETA, which killed 1,792 stray cats and dogs in 2013, first petitioned the USDA to adopt its rules in 2012. The agency began accepting comments on its petition last November, and extended the comment period on Monday.
  • Climate Change Implicated In Polar Bear Stress

    01/27/2014 5:22:48 AM PST · by Zakeet · 30 replies
    Science 2.0 ^ | January 25, 2014
    A group of researchers say they have established a new biomarker for how stressed polar bears are about climate change. Last year, a team reported that fluctuations in climate and ice cover are closely related to stress among polar bears in East Greenland as indicated by levels of the stress hormone cortisol in hair samples. The team is hopeful this type of analysis will be beneficial once others learn that it can now be done with much greater reliability. "Nobody else has done this so far," says Jerrold Meyer of the University of Massachusetts Amherst, who calls himself a behavioral...
  • Are equator bears in danger of extinction, just like their cousins the polar bears?

    01/17/2014 1:34:04 PM PST · by fishtank · 37 replies
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    Are equator bears in danger of extinction, just like their cousins, the polar bears?
  • Man Feeding Herd of Friendly Deer at His Colorado Home

    01/04/2014 1:25:48 PM PST · by albasun · 58 replies
    albasun ^ | 04.01.2014 | Matthew Lee Chegwidden
    Matthew Lee Chegwidden feeds a deer herd at his house in Divide, Colorado. The deer are so friendly, they come up to the man like he’s some sort or Santa Claus or Mr. Snow White. Amazing! read mroe at ///
  • Cutler on 7-year deal: 'We're here to win'

    01/02/2014 4:34:08 PM PST · by mountn man · 39 replies ^ | January 2, 2014 | Rich Campbell and Dan Wiederer
    The Bears have made a long-term commitment to Jay Cutler, signing the veteran quarterback to a seven-year contract, general manager Phil Emery announced Thursday at Halas Hall. "We're very excited to have Jay for the long term," Emery said. "He battled through the tough times and kept fighting." Financial terms were not disclosed, but Bears receiver and Cutler pal Brandon Marshall tweeted "BOOM ... JAY 7 for 126 .. Congrats now let's go win." The deal reportedly includes at least $50 million in guaranteed money.
  • U.S. wildlife managers urge lifting Yellowstone grizzly protections

    12/12/2013 4:51:01 PM PST · by george76 · 65 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12-12-2013 | Laura Zuckerman
    Yellowstone's grizzlies, now classified as a threatened species, were briefly removed from protected status by the federal government in 2007, when the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service declared that the outsized, hump-shouldered bears had made a healthy comeback. At the time, the number of grizzlies in the region had exceeded the government's recovery goal of 500 bears, the government said. But conservationists successfully challenged the de-listing in court, arguing that the government discounted climate changes ... On Wednesday, members of the Interagency Grizzly Bear Committee sought to reverse that decision, recommending a new de-listing after reviewing a report suggesting Yellowstone's...
  • Romo continues to prove he is the best overpaid 2nd tier QB ever

    12/09/2013 7:35:32 PM PST · by freedumb2003 · 96 replies
    The game on right now | NFL
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  • Heisman Watch: Tracking the Candidates

    11/08/2013 3:58:40 PM PST · by re_nortex · 12 replies
    ESPN ^ | November 8, 2013, 8:40 AM ET | Staff
    Sporting a brace on his left knee, Mariota turned in his worst performance of the season in Oregon's loss to Stanford, its first of the year. He finished with negative rushing yards for the first time this season and could not get the Ducks on the scoreboard until the fourth quarter, when he threw two touchdowns. The comeback effort fell short after Oregon could not recover a second onside kick.
  • Cops: Tinley Park man used stun gun on wife after Bears win

    11/05/2013 7:34:16 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 13 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 5, 2013 | Gregory Pratt
    The Chicago-Green Bay rivalry intensified for one couple after a south suburban Bears fan won a bet with his Packers fan wife at a bar in Wisconsin, police said. John M. Grant, 42, of Tinley Park and his wife watched the Bears beat the Packers Monday night at Sidelines Tap in Mayville, Wis., according to police. Grant told police he and his wife made a bet that he could use a Taser on her if the Bears won. The two were in the alley smoking a cigarette at one point when Grant used the Taser “two times on her buttocks,”...
  • 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...
  • Wycliffe rancher losing cattle to grizzlies ( Canada )

    10/01/2013 1:13:03 PM PDT · by george76 · 25 replies
    Cranbrook Daily Townsman ^ | September 30, 2013 | Sally MacDonald
    In his 63 years ranging cattle at Pine Butte Ranch in Wycliffe, Ray Van Steinburg has never had grizzly bears take down a cow. That is, until earlier this month, when he and other ranch workers found the carcasses of two cows about 100 feet apart on the 15,000 hectare property. The cows weigh about 1,400 pounds each. They set up a motion-detected camera at the site of one of the kills and caught amazing footage of not one but two grizzlies approaching the kill, feeding on it, and even wrestling with each other. Van Steinburg said that while his...
  • Hero Wiener Dog Sacrifices Own Life to Save Two Men From Bear Attack

    09/30/2013 10:26:15 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 25 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2013 | Lee Moran
    Bradley the 4-pound wiener pooch fights off a 400-pound beast after it goes after two Michigan men in the woods. Sadly, he died from his wounds but he is being hailed as a hero by his owner.A tiny dachshund has been hailed a hero after he sacrificed his own life to save two Michigan men from a brutal black bear attack. Bradley the 4-pound wiener dog stood up to the 400-pound beast after it struck in Oscoda County woods on Saturday. Refusing to let the giant tear up the duo, the puny pup jumped off their golf cart and started...
  • 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 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.
  • Here's The 'Bearmageddon Scenario' That Would Be A Nightmare For The Stock Market And Bernanke

    06/07/2013 5:58:55 AM PDT · by blam · 15 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 6-7-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    MIKE O'ROURKE: Here's The 'Bearmageddon Scenario' That Would Be A Nightmare For The Stock Market And Bernanke Joe Weisenthal Jun. 7, 2013, 5:23 AM Strategist Mike O'Rourke of JonesTrading has a section of his latest note describing the "bearmageddon scenario" for stocks and the Fed. He doesn't say that this is his base case, but he thinks it's worth pondering a possible path forward that sees the economy weaken, and the futility of QE exposed, boxing in everyone. He writes: The Bearmageddon Scenario is one where the economic data rolls over and turns negative. The reason we are mentioning it...
  • Here's The Latest Look At The 'Real' Mega Bears

    05/20/2013 6:27:30 AM PDT · by blam · 2 replies
    TBI ^ | 5-20-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    Here's The Latest Look At The 'Real' Mega Bears Joe Weisenthal May 20, 2013, 5:51 AM This is a chart that people don't much look at these days. It's updated semi-regularly by Doug Short, and it compares the great US bear market (starting in 2000) with the great Nikkei bear and the Great Depression bear. For awhile all 3 were looking very similarly, but at this point it's clear. The US has broken away from history, and with stocks hitting new highs, doesn't even vaguely resemble the past ones.Doug Short
  • Bears Buzz Alaska Again-Russian military again flies strategic bombers near Alaska

    05/06/2013 11:04:03 AM PDT · by F15Eagle · 13 replies
    FreeBeacon.Com via Drudge ^ | May 6, 2013 5:00 am | Bill Gertz
    Russian strategic bombers conducted flights within the U.S. defense zone close to northern Alaska and the Aleutian Islands last week in MoscowÂ’s latest incident of nuclear saber rattling against the United States, according to defense and military officials. Two Bear H nuclear-capable bombers were detected flying into the militaryÂ’s Alaska Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) near the Aleutians, where a strategic missile defense radar is located, and AlaskaÂ’s North Slope region by the Arctic and Chukchi Seas on April 28 and 29, military officials told the Washington Free Beacon. Lt. Cmdr. Bill Lewis, a spokesman with the U.S. Northern Command,...
  • 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.
  • Bear Baiting May Put Hunting Dogs at Risk from Wolves

    04/18/2013 8:12:48 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 8 replies
    Science Daily ^ | Apr. 17, 2013
    Bear hunters will tell you that a good way to attract a bear is to put out bait. And in 10 states, including Michigan and Wisconsin, that's perfectly legal. Hunting dogs are another useful technique in the bear-hunter's toolkit, and 17 states say that's just fine. But who else likes bear bait? Gray wolves, that's who. And wolves that are feeling territorial about a bear bait stash can -- and sometimes do -- kill hunting dogs released at the bait site. Like most interactions between wildlife and human beings, wolf attacks on hunting dogs illustrate a tangled trade-off: attracting bears...
  • Monrovia Man Comes Face to Face with Two Bears

    03/30/2013 10:49:38 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    KTLA ^ | 3/28/2013 | Kellan Connor
    One man in Monrovia came face to face with a couple of unwanted guests. Two hungry bears broke into Justin Lee’s home through a doggie door and then ransacked the kitchen, eating everything in sight. “I was just like hanging out inside with my dog. I look over and me and the bear just like lock eyes,” Lee recounted. “Just the whole kitchen was a mess,” Lee said. “The garbage was on the floor, our food was eaten.” Lee ran upstairs and called 911. The bears headed to his backyard. He noticed they were chowing down on his dog’s food...
  • Where Did All The Bears Go?

    03/22/2013 4:26:24 AM PDT · by blam · 4 replies
    TBI ^ | 3-22-2013 | Cullen Roche
    Where Did All The Bears Go? Cullen Roche, Pragmatic CapitalismMarch 22, 2013, 4:45 AMThat’s what Schaeffers Investment Research is asking after a huge run in the market in recent months. Despite persistent chatter that everyone is expecting a market decline (eventually), the data shows that there aren’t many bears at all. Here’s Ryan Detrick from Schaeffers: “It is expiration Friday and we are usually pretty busy, so here’s a quick chart that should give the bulls pause. With news highs being made just about everyday, one thing to be aware of is investors are getting excited. Is this reason to...
  • One Sentence That Explains Why Bears Are Dropping Like Flies

    01/22/2013 6:09:40 AM PST · by blam · 27 replies
    TBI ^ | 1-22-2013 | Joe Weisenthal
    One Sentence That Explains Why Bears Are Dropping Like Flies Joe WeisenthalJanuary 22,2013Flickr / Brian Digital To really appreciate this moment, you really need to appreciate the explosion of optimism that's broken out in global financial markets. It's not just that the S&P is near all-time highs. It's not just that pro-investors are more in stocks than they've been in years. It's also that economic skeptics are starting o throw in the towel, and accept that the economy is back. Either that's a great sign, or it's a sign that things have gotten way to extreme on the positivity front....

    12/30/2012 5:51:31 PM PST · by usconservative · 69 replies
    Self ^ | 12/30/2012 | Self
  • The Last Two Times Corporate Insiders Got This Bearish, Stocks Went On To Dive

    12/24/2012 6:57:55 AM PST · by blam · 13 replies
    TBI - Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 12-24-2012 | Cullen Roche
    The Last Two Times Corporate Insiders Got This Bearish, Stocks Went On To Dive Cullen Roche, Pragmatic CapitalismDecember 24, 2012, 4:21 AM The last time Mark Hulbert updated his insider trading data the market was in the process of bottoming. He said insiders were very bullish. How quickly sentiment changes in a month! His latest update shows a huge reversal in insider sentiment: “For the week that ended last Friday, this sell-to-buy ratio for NYSE-listed shares listed stood at 6.67-to-1. That means insiders, on average, were selling nearly seven shares of their companies’ stock for every one that they were...
  • The bears who became test pilots during the Cold War

    12/22/2012 9:46:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 47 replies
    io9 ^ | December 19, 2012 | Ed Grabianowski
    The B-58 Hustler was the world's first supersonic jet bomber, a delta-winged marvel of Cold War design created in the 1950s solely to deliver nuclear weapons to the U.S.S.R. And the "pilot" used to test the capsule ejection system was a live bear.
  • 3 Bearish Signs In A Sea Of Negativity

    12/08/2012 6:39:16 AM PST · by blam · 15 replies
    Pragmatic Capitalism ^ | 12-7-2012 | Cullen Roche
    3 Bearish Signs In A Sea Of Negativity 12/07/2012 12:48 AM Cullen Roche Last week I published the 3 bullish signs in a sea of negativity (click here). So I figured I’d even the score and mark down some of the more bearish economic signs I’ve been seeing lately. Yes, there’s a lot to be negative about, but one could easily argue that the negativity is justified. The following indicators are all important barometers of economic growth. This will be sure to brighten your day before you head into the weekend! Rail Traffic is grinding to a halt. As I...
  • 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.
  • Coyotes may be start of larger urban carnivore trend

    10/07/2012 2:48:38 AM PDT · by Renfield · 30 replies
    CBC News ^ | 10-05-2012
    First it was foxes, skunks and raccoons. Now coyotes are setting up shop in increasing numbers within urban settings in North America. Are larger carnivores next? A professor of wildlife ecology at Ohio State University says urban coyotes, the largest of the mid-size carnivores, may be setting the stage for their larger brethren to start migrating to cities. "They're the ones that are kind of pushing the envelope right now," Stan Gehrt said, suggesting animals like bears, wolves and mountain lions may be next....
  • White House Takes Credit for Resolution of NFL Refs Stand-off

    09/29/2012 4:52:30 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 Sep 2012 | John Semmens
    Football fans have President Obama to thank for the settlement of differences between the National Football League and the referees’ union says Press Secretary Jay Carney. “This thing had been lingering on for months, but within days of the President expressing his displeasure with the quality of the replacement refs the disagreements were settled,” Carney boasted. “This is the epitome of the type of leadership we’ve come to expect from the President.” Carney contrasted President Obama’s decisive role with that of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney. “While millions of football fans were suffering from substandard officiating what was Romney doing?”...
  • Scientist who saw drowned polar bears reprimanded [Environuts think he should get an apology]

    09/28/2012 7:14:45 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 28, 2012, 8:55 PM EDT | BECKY BOHRER
    JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) -- An Alaska scientist whose observations of drowned polar bears helped galvanize the global warming movement has been reprimanded for improper release of government documents. An Interior Department official said emails released by Charles Monnett were cited by a federal appeals court in decisions to vacate approval by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management of an oil and gas company's Arctic exploration plan. The official, Walter Cruickshank, deputy director of BOEM, said in a memo that an inspector general's investigation contained findings that Monnett had improperly disclosed internal government documents, which he said were later used against...
  • Jim McMahon discusses dementia

    09/26/2012 9:47:28 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 33 replies
    ESPN ^ | September 26, 2012
    CHICAGO -- Former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon, who is suffering from early-stage dementia, has told a Chicago television station that while he appreciates what football has done for him, if he could do it over, he would play baseball. In an interview with Fox affiliate WFLD-TV, aired Wednesday, the 53-year-old McMahon says he knows where he's going when in an airport. But when he meets people, "I'm asking two minutes later, 'Who was that?'
  • Four bears break into cabin; drink 100 beers

    08/10/2012 12:52:48 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 87 replies
    A mother bear and her three cubs broke into a Norwegian cabin this week, reportedly drinking more than 100 beers, eating all the food and even knocking over a wall. "They had a hell of a party in there," owner Even Borthen Nilsen told The Local. "The entire cabin was destroyed."
  • Murderer's corpse dragged from car, eaten by bear in Canada

    06/03/2012 5:50:34 PM PDT · by South40 · 55 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 6/3/2012 | Alastair Jamieson
    The body of a missing convicted murderer was dragged out of a car by a bear that ate part of it and buried the rest, authorities in Canada said Saturday, according to reports. Rory Nelson Wagner, 53, was out on parole from a murder sentence when he vanished from Kamloops, British Columbia, on May 23, CTV reported. The black bear was later euthanized by conservation officers, CTV said late Saturday.
  • Black bear euthanized after eating Canada murderer

    06/04/2012 8:50:35 AM PDT · by KingofZion · 33 replies ^ | June 4, 2012 | Associated Press
    Canadian conservation officers have euthanized a black bear which they think ate the remains of a convicted murderer. [Terry] Lake says the animal was put down because bears remember food sources. Officials suspect the bear pulled the body of Rory Wagner, 54, from his car after he died on a remote logging road. Wagner pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in 1994. He and two others were charged with a killing a man who they believed had sexually assaulted a family member. He served his prison time and was released. Wagner was reported missing May 23. Police say his death was...
  • Vt. governor chased by 4 bears in backyard

    04/13/2012 12:50:16 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 38 replies
    Associated Press ^ | April 13, 2012 | WILSON RING
    MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) -- A late-night encounter with four bears trying to snack from backyard birdfeeders gave Vermont's governor a lesson in what not to do in bear country. One of the bears chased Peter Shumlin and nearly caught the governor while he was trying to shoo the animals away, he said Friday.
  • Healthy polar bear count confounds doomsayers

    04/05/2012 3:49:39 AM PDT · by mkleesma · 20 replies
    The Globe and Mail ^ | 04/05/2011 | Paul Waldie
    The debate about climate change and its impact on polar bears has intensified with the release of a survey that shows the bear population in a key part of northern Canada is far larger than many scientists thought, and might be growing. The number of bears along the western shore of Hudson Bay, believed to be among the most threatened bear subpopulations, stands at 1,013 and could be even higher, according to the results of an aerial survey released Wednesday by the Government of Nunavut. That’s 66 per cent higher than estimates by other researchers who forecasted the numbers would...
  • Man claims attack by lion, saved by a bear

    03/28/2012 11:07:37 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 44 replies ^ | March 28, 2012 | Trevor Warner
    A Paradise man says he is lucky to be alive after an attack by a mountain lion Monday morning. Robert Biggs, 69, often hikes in the Bean Soup Flat area, which is about a mile and a half above Whisky Flats. He came across a mother bear, a yearling and a newborn, which were about 40 feet from where he was standing. After watching the bear family for a few minutes he decided to leave them be and turned to walk back up the trail. As he turned, a mountain lion pounced on him grabbing hold of his backpack with...
  • Source: Colts to release Peyton Manning (Please Bears, please!)

    03/07/2012 4:40:54 AM PST · by jilliane · 31 replies
    ESPN ^ | 3/7/2012
    Peyton Manning's 14-year career with the Indianapolis Colts is coming to an end after owner Jim Irsay informed the four-time NFL MVP on Monday night that the team will release him, according to team sources.
  • Global warming causes snow and volcanoes

    02/27/2012 5:37:23 PM PST · by Mustang Driver · 4 replies
    Charleston (WV) Daily Mail ^ | February 27, 2012 | Don Surber
    Everything proves global warming to the true believers. If it floods, that proves global warming. If it doesn’t rain, that proves global warming. If it is warm, that proves global warming. If it is cold, that proves global warming. And if everything proves it — nothing does really. Now we have this nonsense from the Telegraph: Climate change means autumn levels of sea ice have dropped by almost 30 percent since 1979 – but this is likely to trigger more frequent cold snaps such as those that brought blizzards to the UK earlier this month. And Arctic sea ice could...
  • Bears kept in tiny cages by Chinese for their bile 'commit suicide' with hunger strikes..

    02/03/2012 7:03:36 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 3, 2012 | Suzannah Hills
    Bears kept in tiny cages by the Chinese who harvest their bile are starving themselves to death as their only way of escaping the misery of their captivity. Bile bears - also known as battery bears - are kept in captivity in China and Vietnam to harvest bile, a digestive juice produced by the liver and stored in the gall bladder, for sale as an ingredient in traditional Chinese medicine. Endangered Asiatic black bears are generally used on bile farms and are now listed as vulnerable on the World Conservation Union's Red List of Threatened Animals.
  • An Extremely Bullish Sign Courtesy Of Wall Street Analysts

    02/02/2012 6:14:52 AM PST · by blam · 8 replies · 1+ views
    TBI ^ | 2-2-2012 | Joe Weisenthal
    An Extremely Bullish Sign Courtesy Of Wall Street Analysts Joe WeisenthalFeburary 2, 2012 If you're looking for a nice, fresh batch of charts, head on over to Stone Street Advisors, where @dutch_book has posted a whole bunch of good ones on the economy, markets, and so on. This one is pretty great. It's from BofA, and it's an index showing levels of bearishness and bullishness among sell side analysts. Not surprisingly, periods of extreme sell-side bullishness are near market tops, and the opposite is true as well. At the moment, sellsides are as bearish as all get out, and so......