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Alabama Campers Arrested Over Colorado Wildfire

More than 600 acres have been scorched, 2K people evacuated

(Newser) - More than 50 Colorado National Guardsmen are helping hundreds of firefighters battle a blaze that the Boulder County Sheriff's Office says was started by two careless campers from Alabama, USA Today and the AP report. Jimmy Suggs, 28, and Zackary Kuykendall, 26, of Vinemont were arrested Sunday and charged... More »

Croc Drags Aussie Camper From Tent

Expert says teen's tent was too close to water

(Newser) - A family fishing and camping trip in Australia's Northern Territory turned terrifying Monday when a crocodile snuck up out of a creek about 50 feet from their campsite and dragged a 19-year-old from his tent, the Guardian reports. The croc yanked the teen out by his right foot at... More »

Grizzly Victim: Playing Dead Saved My Life

'It started to shake me'

(Newser) - Canadian camper Deb Freele woke in her tent pitched near Yellowstone to feel a grizzly bear's teeth crunch into her forearm—and it only got worse from there. "It was behind me, and I screamed. I couldn't help it —it's kind of like somebody else was screaming,"... More »

Camper Killed in Montana Bear Attack

Campsite hit at dead of night

(Newser) - A marauding bear or bears attacked two campsites in Montana yesterday, killing one middle-aged man and injuring a man and a woman. The attack took place at Soda Butte campgrounds, just outside Yellowstone National Park. Local authorities are still trying to determine what type of bear was responsible, and what... More »

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