A pack of starving bears has surrounded a platinum mine in Russia's remote Kamchatka peninsula, the Los Angeles Times reports. Two guards have been eaten, and terrified miners are refusing to work. The government has sent a team of snipers to kill the ravenous bears, thought to be starving because of widespread salmon poaching.
"These predators have to be destroyed," a village leader told reporters. "Once they kill a human, they will do it again and again."