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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...

With Single Kick, Man Survives Attack From 500Lb. Bear

Unidentified cyclist suffered only one bite from brown bear in Alaska

(Newser) - An armed cyclist suddenly accosted by a 500-pound brown bear in Alaska survived despite only protesting with a single kick. The male told authorities that he was riding his bike along a riverbed in Cantwell around 9:30am on Oct. 19 when he spotted the bear sprinting toward him at...

Bear Attacks Picnicking Couple in NC

Authorities are on the hunt for the animal

(Newser) - A couple picnicking with their dog in Asheville, NC, were attacked by a black bear last week. They were on a Blue Ridge Parkway hillside near the Folk Art Center when their unleashed dog started barking and ran toward the young bear, which became defensive and attacked, WXII reports. There...

'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...

Another Grizzly Attack, This Time in Denali

Man uses bear spray, gets away

(Newser) - Grizzly attacks have been making headlines in recent months, but the latest story has a happier ending. A hiker in Alaska's Denali National Park was attacked Monday night, but managed to deploy bear spray, which the park service believes may have cut the attack short. The bear, who had...

He Felt the Polar Bear's Tooth on His Eye

Elijah Kaernerk recalls terrifying attack in Nunavut, Canada

(Newser) - Few people know the feeling of a polar bear tooth pressing onto one's eye. Elijah Kaernerk is unfortunately one of them. He'd been warned that a polar bear was nearby while traveling with his partner and sister-in-law to his cabin near Sanirajak on Foxe Basin in Nunavut, Canada,...

Bear Attack Survivor Flags Down Helicopter

He told rescuers the bear had been returning every night and he only had 2 shots left

(Newser) - Lt. Cmdr Jared Carbajal says that in his 12 years as a Coast Guard helicopter pilot, an incident last Friday was the first time he was flagged down by somebody in need of rescue—and the man at a remote mining camp certainly needed it. The injured man told rescuers...

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...

Victim of Grizzly Attack Was 65-Year-Old Nurse

Bear pulled her from her tent in Montana town

(Newser) - Authorities in Montana are still trying to track down and kill a grizzly bear that pulled a woman from her tent and killed her early Tuesday. More details on the attack that horrified the small town of Ovando were released Wednesday, the Great Falls Tribune reports. The state's Fish,...

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...

Mama Bear Bites Man After Dog Chases Cubs

Alaska man's border collie is still missing

(Newser) - After an unleashed border collie chased a brown bear and her two cubs on a trail in Alaska, the mama bear went for the owner, not the dog, authorities say. Alaska Wildlife Troopers said in an incident report that the Kenai River Trail hiker was bitten on the arm by...

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...

Bear Injures 4 in Japan Rampage
Bear Injures 4 in
Japan Rampage

Bear Injures 4 in Japan Rampage

Brown bear, later killed, ventured into military base, airport in Sapporo

(Newser) - A brown bear invaded one of Japan's largest cities Friday, storming through a military base and airport, before it was shot and killed. Four people were injured by the bear, which was spotted running through residential neighborhoods and scaling fences in Sapporo on the northern island of Hokkaido. "...

Hiker Found Alive After Alaska Bear Ordeal

She was chased off the trail and couldn't find it again, authorities say

(Newser) - A solo hiker who told her husband she had been charged by bears on an Alaska trail has been found alive after a two-day search. Authorities began the search for 55-year-old Fina Kiefer early Tuesday after she called her husband for help, saying she had used bear spray after multiple...

Alaska Man Survives Terrifying Bear Attack

Brown bear put his head in its mouth and bit twice

(Newser) - Over his 40 years in Alaska, six people Allen Minish knows have been mauled by bears. On Tuesday, he became the seventh. The 61-year-old was badly injured after he startled a large brown bear near Gulkana, around 190 miles northeast of Anchorage. Minish, who had been surveying land for a...

She Took Her Dogs for a Walk. Hours Later, Boyfriend Found Her Dead
Human Remains Found
in 2 Bears in Colorado

Human Remains Found in 2 Bears in Colorado

39-year-old woman appears to have been killed by them while walking her dogs

(Newser) - A 39-year-old Colorado woman took her dogs for a walk Friday morning and failed to return. That night, her boyfriend returned from work to find the dogs outside their Durango home and the woman nowhere to be seen, the Durango Herald reports. He ultimately discovered her body. Authorities think she...

Yellowstone Guide's Death First by a Grizzly Since 2018

Charles "Carl" Mock reportedly suffered stroke days after mauling

(Newser) - A Montana backcountry guide has died days after he was mauled by large grizzly bear near Yellowstone National Park, becoming the first person killed by a grizzly in the region since 2018. Charles "Carl" Mock of the park gateway community of West Yellowstone was fishing alone along the Madison...

Man Attacks Bear With Dog in Its Mouth

Buddy the pit bull is recovering

(Newser) - What do you do when you see a black bear trying to make a meal of your beloved dog? Kaleb Bentham of Grass Valley, Calif., had a chance to find out how he would react to such a scenario when a 350-pound bear clamped its jaws on the head of...

Bears Kill Zoo Worker in Front of Tourists

Incident happened in Shanghai

(Newser) - Tourists visiting an animal park in Shanghai on Saturday saw the unimaginable unfold before their eyes: Bears attacked and killed a staffer, reports the BBC . Few details are known about the incident at the Shanghai Wildlife Park, including the identity of the victim, the type of bears involved, or what...

Park: Hunter's Mauling Death Was 'Surprise Attack'

Ohio man was field-dressing moose

(Newser) - The man killed by a grizzly bear in America's biggest national park was attacked as he field-dressed a moose he had killed the night before, authorities say. The victim of the first known fatal bear attack in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve has been identified as...

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