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  • 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.
  • San Diego man dies in Denali grizzly attack

    08/26/2012 11:20:17 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 51 replies
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | August 25, 2012 | Casey Grove
    A grizzly attacked and killed a lone backpacker in Denali National Park and Preserve on Friday after the man encountered the bear next to a river and lingered there snapping pictures, according to the National Park Service. The death is the first fatal bear mauling in Alaska in seven years and the only one in the 6-million-acre park's recorded history, going back more than 90 years, the Park Service said. "It's an extremely rare event, and it's not common that we even have injuries related to bears," said park spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin. "We don't see a lot, and we think...
  • Grizzly mom that mauled Yellowstone hiker euthanized after DNA links bear to 2nd hiker attack

    10/05/2011 9:19:18 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 63 replies
    WaPo ^ | October 4, 2011 | AP
    BILLINGS, Mont. — A grizzly bear that fatally mauled a hiker in Yellowstone National Park was killed after DNA evidence linked the animal to the scene of a second hiker’s death a month later, a park official said Monday. The decision to euthanize the 250-pound female bear was meant to protect park visitors and staff, Superintendent Dan Wenk said.