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  • Grizzlies bite off too much

    08/11/2006 10:01:49 AM PDT · by skeptoid · 24 replies · 1,294+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 11, 2006 | MEGAN HOLLAND
    One bruin dies after chomping 5,000-volt line; another flattens tents Two brown bears prowling separate parts of Anchorage have made deep trouble for themselves -- with one already dead after biting into a power line. A 600-pound brown bear made its way to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail on the edge of Kincaid Park and was killed when it opened a utility box and bit into a live electrical wire Thursday. snip ...more than 600 pounds: ... the 7-foot animal .... bit into 5,000 volts .... Meanwhile .... a couple and their child, about 8 or 9 years old, were...
  • Encounter with a bear ends tenting at campsite ( Hungry bear attacks man asleep inside his tent )

    08/01/2006 3:11:49 PM PDT · by george76 · 16 replies · 490+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 1, 2006 | ANNE AURAND
    Planning to overnight at the Kenai's most popular campground? Leave the tent at home. Tent camping is now banned in the Russian River campground. Campers there must sleep in a hard-shelled vehicle. This comes after a bear grabbed a man sleeping in his tent early Saturday morning and bit him. Other campers scared off the bear after the man started yelling. He suffered minor injuries.
  • Fourteen-foot grizzly killed in Alaska

    07/26/2006 8:03:17 PM PDT · by kiriath_jearim · 60 replies · 28,450+ views
    The Sun (Alaska) ^ | 7/26/06 | D.A. Ray
    Fourteen-foot grizzly killed in Alaska By D.A. Ray, outdoor correspondent The Sun Deer hunting is one of the major seasons in Oklahoma. What would you do if you were doing just that and a huge bear charges you? An employee of the U.S. Forest Service in Alaska recently faced just that scenario. Although it was not bear season in the Last Frontier State, he was justified in killing the bear in self defense. He was out deer hunting when a large grizzly bear charged him from about 50 yards away. The guy emptied his 7mm Magnum semi-automatic rifle into the...
  • Anchor Point man survives grizzly mauling (a light hearted post)

    05/31/2006 11:06:44 AM PDT · by Ben Mugged · 11 replies · 871+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 31, 2006 | SEAN PEARSON
    Mike Mungoven had two thoughts flood his mind as he stumbled into a large grizzly on his morning run off North Fork Road on Sunday. "I looked up at this huge bear standing just two feet in front of me, the sun shining off its golden-brown fur," Mungoven said. "I remember thinking, 'Wow, that's just beautiful.' And then, 'Oh boy, this is going to hurt.'" ~snip~"I always run with my dogs, and remind them to be careful around this particular area because the forest there is more dense with black spruce," Mungoven said. "Next thing I knew, I heard some...
  • De-prioritizing people

    03/28/2006 6:43:10 AM PST · by serendipity_kate · 1 replies · 471+ views
    Townhall.com ^ | 28 March 2006 | Jennifer Biddison
    Part of the problem is that the people who decide national policy are headquartered in Washington, D.C., where large plots of private property are rare. Those of us who live in urban or suburban areas imagine endangered species protection to be as simple as being kind to blue whales, grizzly bears and bald eagles. We don’t stop to consider the dilemmas facing people thousands of miles away from us. Bill Snape, Chairman of the Endangered Species Coalition, is an example of one who lives in either ignorance or denial. “There just aren’t private landowners that I can identify where the...
  • David Attenborough

    03/19/2006 6:34:59 PM PST · by Candor7 · 16 replies · 806+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Monday February 20, 2006 | Emma Brockes
    David Attenborough is 80 in May, but he has been such a steady, visible presence in our lives .............................. .................................................... It is a brusqueness reflected in his views about the natural world. Attenborough refers to the "irrational romanticism" which dominates so much natural history coverage, including, he suggests, the films March of the Penguins and Born Free. "I mean, Elsa the lioness is a story which is entirely based on violence. George Adamson shot Elsa's mother in the first place; they sustained the cub by killing antelope themselves and giving her half-dead antelope so that she could toy with them...
  • Hunter's widow files appeal

    03/06/2006 4:07:08 PM PST · by george76 · 72 replies · 1,699+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | March 06, 2006 | The Associated Press
    Suit says state at fault in grizzly mauling... The widow of a hunter mauled by a grizzly bear while he was gutting an elk has filed an appeal with the Montana Supreme Court after a district judge here dismissed her lawsuit against the state. Mary Ann Hilston contends negligent management practices led to the death of her husband...in the fall of 2001. She filed a lawsuit in federal court in September 2004, claiming the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks knew there was an aggressive grizzly bear with two cubs prowling the...
  • Grizzly Mauls Boy in Alaska

    07/25/2005 9:27:30 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 28 replies · 922+ views
    AP ^ | July 24, 2005
    Grizzly mauls boy in Alaska Sunday, July 24, 2005 Associated Press Anchorage, Alaska — A 15-year-old boy from Texas who was attacked by a grizzly bear was recovering at an Anchorage hospital from bites to his legs and arms. The attack occurred Friday while Alex Benson and his Boy Scout troop were wrapping up a 42-kilometre hike. Alex apparently startled the bear on the trail, just half an hour from the end of the hike. He was bitten at least twice before the bear ran off. The boy was left with a shredded arm and puncture wounds in his leg....
  • Denali Park grizzly bear mauls hiker

    05/25/2005 8:27:59 AM PDT · by thackney · 91 replies · 6,649+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | May 25th, 2005 | CRAIG MEDRED
    Much of the detail surrounding the grizzly bear attack that left 52-year-old Joanne Saunders with a ripped-up leg and a broken nose is largely a blur in memory, but the Virginia tourist does recall the speed of the animal that grabbed her just above the ankle Monday in Denali National Park and Preserve. "They're fast,'' she said. "I had no idea they could be so fast. They're just there." Saunders and her husband, James, 54, were atop an 8- to 9-foot rock outcropping near Savage River looking for a hiking route back to the park road when the bear materialized...
  • Grizzly bear kills jogger in Canadian Rockies

    06/06/2005 1:45:42 PM PDT · by Dog Gone · 152 replies · 3,728+ views
    Reuters ^ | June 6, 2005
    CALGARY, Alberta -- A grizzly bear mauled and killed a woman jogging near a resort town in the Canadian Rockies, just days after it was airlifted from the area and fitted with a radio collar, officials said today.Isabelle Dube, a competitive mountain biker from Canmore Alberta, was running on Sunday with two friends on a trail beside a golf course near the town, when they came across the male grizzly, Alberta Fish and Wildlife spokesman Dave Ealey said."It appears that Isabelle made the decision to climb a tree, and the others were able to leave the area, back out of...
  • Freeper Foxhole Treadhead Tuesday-Rams Sheep Grizzlies Skinks Kangaroos & Sextons - Apr. 5th, 2005

    04/04/2005 9:29:46 PM PDT · by SAMWolf · 113 replies · 1,914+ views
    Lord, Keep our Troops forever in Your care Give them victory over the enemy... Grant them a safe and swift return... Bless those who mourn the lost. . FReepers from the Foxhole join in prayer for all those serving their country at this time. .................................................................. .................... ........................................... U.S. Military History, Current Events and Veterans Issues Where Duty, Honor and Countryare acknowledged, affirmed and commemorated. Our Mission: The FReeper Foxhole is dedicated to Veterans of our Nation's military forces and to others who are affected in their relationships with Veterans. In the FReeper Foxhole, Veterans or their family members should...
  • Fremont Residents: Limit Grizzlies to Parks

    12/10/2004 11:40:23 AM PST · by hardhead · 32 replies · 827+ views
    Casper Star-Tribune ^ | December 10, 2004 | Brodie Farquhar
    RIVERTON -- More than 300 people crowded into the conference facility of the Riverton Holiday Inn Tuesday night, most to protest the grizzly bear occupancy management plan presented by officials of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. The informational meeting, followed by a rancorous question-and-answer session that lasted until 11 p.m., was supposed to explain how the grizzly bear would be managed in Wyoming being removed from federal protection. Quite a few members of the audience sported large, cardboard lapel pins featuring a grizzly bear behind a picket fence, with the caption, "No griz in my backyard." Conservationists were in...
  • Town turns out to save pooch from a hungry bear (Little beagle wouldn't give up!)

    04/30/2004 12:51:29 PM PDT · by AlaskaErik · 27 replies · 456+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | April 30, 2004 | TIM MOWRY
    <p>FAIRBANKS -- When Tiffany Morris looked out the window in Anderson and saw her pet beagle, Buddy, standing face to face with a grizzly bear, she couldn't bear to look.</p> <p>"They were standing there nose to nose, looking at each other," said Morris, 20, describing the incident Tuesday night as her life's scariest moment.</p>
  • Authorities kill destructive Wyoming grizzly - "He was a repeat offender."

    04/27/2004 5:57:43 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 6 replies · 233+ views
    Authorities kill destructive Wyoming grizzly By MIKE STARK Of The Gazette Staff A grizzly bear with a penchant for breaking and entering - and for leaving the scene before being captured - was caught and killed in northwest Wyoming last week. It was the first grizzly this year to be euthanized for problem behavior. Wyoming Game and Fish officials caught the 5-year-old bear just after he broke windows and damaged two buildings along Highway 212 near the Montana border. The 400-pound male had gotten into buildings in years past but slipped away after game officials put up traps to...
  • See the Canadian Bear-proof suit

    03/22/2004 11:13:22 PM PST · by sociotard · 40 replies · 901+ views
    Tech TV ^ | March 1, 2004 | Suzy Brannon
    Introducing Troy Hurtubise. He's Canadian. He's a character. He's got a full-on Canadian accent. And he thinks he knows "aboot" grizzly bears. "Project Grizzly" chronicles Hurtubise's quest to build a grizzly bear-proof suit and conduct "close-quarter grizzly research." But after listening to his crazy-talk, you begin to wonder if he really knows anything at all about bears. To understand his misguided passion, you must go back to 1984. That's when this scrap-metal business owner had a run-in with a grizzly that he refers to as "the old man." While hiking in the woods he came nose-to-snout with the big beast....
  • Idaho Town Evicts Sleepy Grizzly Bear

    11/21/2003 10:00:20 AM PST · by byrony · 4 replies · 171+ views
    New York Times ^ | 11/21/2003 | Associated Press
    November 21, 2003 Idaho Town Evicts Sleepy Grizzly Bear By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Filed at 8:30 a.m. ET DRIGGS, Idaho (AP) -- A grizzly bear that had been hanging out in doorways and garages has been evicted and run out of the state. Wildlife managers from Idaho and Wyoming were able to capture a 2-year-old female grizzly Wednesday morning. The bear had been sleeping on people's porches and in garages for nearly a week. By now, most bears have found a place to hibernate for the winter. Idaho Fish and Game biologist Gregg Losinski said this could be the young...
  • Montana man survives grizzly attack

    06/28/2003 12:45:05 PM PDT · by decimon · 130 replies · 1,103+ views
    Casper Star Tribune ^ | June 28, 2003 | n/a
    LIVINGSTON, Mont. (AP) -- A retired Montana railroader turned mountain man knew the odds were good he'd have a close encounter with a grizzly bear someday while alone in the back country. "It finally happened," Bob Johnson said Thursday from his hospital bed in Livingston. "She tried to kill me." Johnson said he was attacked by the grizzly Wednesday in the Tom Miner Basin, north of Yellowstone National Park. He said he couldn't remember how big the bear was. "How can you tell, when the SOB is trying to give you dental work?" he said. Johnson, 55, remembers grabbing the...
  • Montana: Civil Disobedience Considered To Battle Federal Grizzly Policy

    04/28/2003 11:27:45 AM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 48 replies · 598+ views
    Sierra Times ^ | 26 April 2002 | J.J. Johnson
    (click source for full pictoral) Montana: Civil Disobedience Considered To Battle Federal Grizzly Policy Report by J.J. Johnson - Sierra Times.com Flathead County, MT - In a matter that has been brewing for sometime, residents of Montana's Glacier Park area say they are being economically terrorized by federal grizzly policies. The talk has gone beyond just protesting about it. Reports are coming in that Montanans may follow the example of Klamath Falls, and take matters into their own hands. Flathead country residents have spoken to The Sierra Times about taking direct action to removing many of the barricades in Montana,...
  • Study: Yellowstone moose not used to predators (Your tax dollars hard at work)

    04/25/2003 9:42:40 PM PDT · by chance33_98 · 25 replies · 353+ views
    Study: Yellowstone moose not used to predators The Associated Press MOOSE, Wyo.--Researchers who spent five years lobbing urine-soaked snowballs at moose in Alaska and Wyoming have noticed that moose in Grand Teton National Park do not react as dramatically to the scent of wolves and grizzly bears. Joel Berger and Sanjay Pyare, working for the Wildlife Conservation Society, suspect that's because Wyoming moose encounter predators less frequently. So Berger suspects wolf and grizzly populations have not fully recovered in the area in and around Yellowstone National Park. Berger hopes the study will prompt more considerations than raw numbers when...
  • Grizzly Bear Attacks, Injures Two Glacier Hikers

    06/30/2002 2:46:33 AM PDT · by jrewingjr · 32 replies · 6,122+ views
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | June 29, 2002 | 24-Hour State News
    <p>WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) - Two people hiking in Glacier National Park were attacked and injured Saturday when they surprised a grizzly bear along a backcountry trail, park officials said.</p> <p>The 15-second attack occurred east of Lake McDonald as the hikers were returning from an overnight trip to the Snyder Lake backcountry campground.</p>