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Bear Wanders Into 7-Eleven, Gets Nose Sanitized

It opened door of California store

(Newser) - "He just wanted a Slurpee," a TikTok user quipped after a 7-Eleven employee in California shared a video of a bear wandering into the store. In the video, the employee at the store in Olympic Valley, around 7 miles away from Lake Tahoe, can be heard screaming at...

She Heard a Noise in the Kitchen. Then, a 'Big Paw Right on My Face'

Laurel-Rose von Hoffmann-Curzi, who has cancer, fought off bear in her Lake Tahoe vacation cabin

(Newser) - For Laurel-Rose von Hoffmann-Curzi, her Lake Tahoe vacation home has been a refuge during the pandemic, especially since she has stage 4 non-Hodgkin lymphoma and is particularly vulnerable to COVID. But the 66-year-old retired doctor says she won't be going back to the cabin anytime soon after a black...

'Goat Kills Grizzly' Isn't the Headline We Expected

But it's the headline we're getting out of Canada, thanks to one goat's apparently deadly horns

(Newser) - If we were betting folks and had to wager on a fight between a mountain goat and a grizzly bear, it seems obvious where the safe money would land. But in what the Guardian calls a "rare turn of events," the GOAT title in this case out of...

Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear
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Amazon Delivery Thwarted by Entitled Bear

We doubt the black bear could use the TP it swiped off a Conn. resident's porch, but A for effort

(Newser) - Last month, the Hearst Connecticut Media editorial board asked a pointed question: "Can we talk about all these bears in CT?" But while the board expressed concern about the 5,500-plus bear sightings in the state this year—more than double the number from 10 years ago—it didn'...

Guy's Suit: I Went to Dump Dog Poop, Encountered a Bear

Calif. tourist on Nevada side of Lake Tahoe says he hurt himself trying to flee from bear in dumpster

(Newser) - He took his dog for a walk, ran into a bear in a dumpster, and hurt himself trying to get away. That's the upshot of a confrontation two years ago in Lake Tahoe between a California tourist and said bear, and now the subject of a lawsuit in Nevada'...

He Said He Shot a Bear. It Turned Out to Be a Man

Russian tycoon Igor Redkin now under house arrest

(Newser) - One of Russia's richest lawmakers is under house arrest after killing a man and claiming he thought he was shooting at a bear. Igor Redkin, a fishing and aviation tycoon who sits in the Kamchatka regional assembly in Russia's Far East, resigned from Vladimir Putin's United Russia...

Ranger Shares Heartbreaking Image of Grieving Mama Bear

Hours after crash, it was still calling to dead cub

(Newser) - A ranger at Yosemite National Park has shared a heartbreaking story of a bear encounter—and a plea for motorists to slow down. In a Facebook post, the ranger says they received an all too common report of "Bear hit by vehicle, dead on the side of the road,...

After Fatal Mauling, Officials Find and Shoot Grizzly

They await DNA tests, but Montana officials say it's likely same bear that killed Leah Davis Lokan

(Newser) - Wildlife officials in Montana say the bear that attacked and killed a camper from California earlier this week is likely no more. A male grizzly, which authorities believe dragged 65-year-old nurse Leah Davis Lokan from her tent early Tuesday while she was sleeping, was shot by federal wildlife employees just...

Town 'Shaken Up' After Grizzly Bear Kills Camper

Authorities in western Montana are searching for animal's 'daybed'

(Newser) - A grizzly bear attacked and killed a bicyclist who was camping in a small western Montana town early Tuesday, triggering an intensive search for the bruin by wildlife officials and law enforcement officers who planned to kill the animal, authorities say. The pre-dawn attack happened in Ovando, a town of...

Cops: Man Shot Bear Who Broke Into Home

California man won't face charges

(Newser) - A California man will not face criminal charges for shooting a hairy intruder who allegedly attacked him inside his home, police say. The El Dorado County Sheriff's Office says a man in Meyers told them Thursday night that he had shot a bear who broke into his home and...

Girl Pushes Bear Away From Dogs
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Girl Shoves Bear Over Fence

Wild video must be seen to be believed

(Newser) - A Southern California teenager fended off a mama bear that had been startled by the family dogs while walking along the home's backyard fence Monday. Surveillance video captured the bear and her two cubs ambling along when the dogs got wind of them and approached, barking, causing the cubs...

Candidate Sued for Bringing Bear on Campaign Trail

'Tag' has been part of John Cox's 'Beast' campaign for California governor

(Newser) - The theme of California gubernatorial candidate John Cox's campaign is "Beauty and the Beast"—with himself as the "beast" and Gov. Gavin Newsom as the "beauty"—and animal welfare groups are concerned about the actual beast he has made campaign appearances with. In a...

Skier Escapes Bear by Ditching Backpack
Skier Being
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Skier Being Chased by Bear Pulls Off 'Pretty Cool Move'

Tense incident took place in Romania

(Newser) - Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? In this case, what the brown bear saw was a skier trying to outmaneuver it down a ski slope in Romania. Per the New York Daily News , the frightening incident took place Saturday at the Predeal mountain resort, where an unlucky tourist...

Woman Who Fed Bear in TikTok Video Charged

Feeding a black bear is a misdemeanor in Gatlinburg

(Newser) - A tourist who hand-fed watermelon and chocolate to a black bear in a video that went viral on TikTok broke the law and will face charges, authorities in Tennessee say. The video of the woman feeding the bear in Gatlinburg was viewed more than 500,000 times after it was...

There's a Fat Contest Going On in an Alaska National Park

12 Alaska heavyweights are competing for title

(Newser) - If you're fed up with the election, there's another contest taking place in America. The annual "fat bear week" competition is underway in Alaska as the brown bears at Katmai National Park prepare for hibernation, the Guardian reports. The Fat Bear Week website lists 12 contenders, including...

Bear Breaks Into Zoo, Kills Beloved Alpaca

'It was kind of a bizarre incident'

(Newser) - A wild brown bear tunneled under perimeter fencing and killed a popular alpaca at the Alaska Zoo in Anchorage, officials said Wednesday. The bear was killed a day later by wildlife officials. The bear had been hanging around the zoo, knocking over trash bins and breaking bear-proof latches before it...

Italian Official: 'Escape Genius' Bear 'Must Live Free'

He says 'Papillon' shouldn't be treated like a criminal

(Newser) - An "escape genius" bear in Italy is back in a wildlife enclosure after being recaptured for a third time—but friends in high places might help "Papillon" win his freedom permanently. Sergio Costa, Italy's environment minister, said Wednesday that it "hurts to know Papillon is in...

'Escape Genius' Bear Recaptured After 42 Days

Wildlife groups say they will fight for Papillon's freedom

(Newser) - One of Italy's most famous escape artists is back behind bars, 42 days after he busted out of maximum security. M49, described by the Guardian as "Europe's most wanted bear," was captured by rangers in Trento province with a "tube trap" device Monday. The bear...

Hair-Sniffing Bear Pays a Steep Price

Wildlife officials in Mexico capture and castrate it

(Newser) - A video in wide circulation last month showed the unnerving scene of a black bear in a Mexico park getting up close and personal with a young woman. The bear even stood on its hind legs and sniffed the woman's hair at one point, and she managed to take...

She Was Napping in Backyard. Then: 'It Immediately Attacked'

Southern California teen escapes black bear by hitting it with her laptop

(Newser) - A California teen received an unpleasant awakening from a nap this week, but she's lived to tell the tale, thanks to her computer. Per USA Today , the unidentified 19-year-old was snoozing Monday evening in a chair in the backyard of a home in Sierra Madre when suddenly, "she...

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