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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...

Grizzly Kills Hunter in Biggest US National Park

Alaska victim was on a 10-day moose hunt

(Newser) - For the first time in the 40-year history of America's largest national park, a visitor has been killed by a bear. The National Park Service says a moose hunter was mauled and killed by a grizzly bear Sunday in the Chisana River area of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and...

Woman on Phone With Father Killed by Bear

Officials say unprovoked attack is 'very surprising' behavior

(Newser) - Last Thursday, Stephanie Blais was on the phone with her father from a remote cabin in northern Saskatchewan when she asked 9-year-old son Elie to fetch an antenna for the satellite. Seconds later, she was killed by a black bear. Her father, Hubert Esquirol, tells CTV that the last thing...

Yellowstone Tourist Learns Mama Bears Don't Mess Around

Missouri tourist escapes with minor injuries after attack by grizzly

(Newser) - Visitors strolling along a path with a name like Fairy Falls Trail wouldn't be unreasonable to envision a relaxing, enchanting walk surrounded by picturesque scenery. For one tourist in Yellowstone National Park this week, however, her saunter was anything but idyllic. Per a National Park Service release cited by...

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...

Grizzly Attacks Montana Mountain Biker

Man is in critical but stable condition

(Newser) - A mountain biker was attacked by a grizzly bear Monday near the southern Montana community of Big Sky, according to authorities. Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesperson Morgan Jacobsen told the Billings Gazette that the man was able to walk away and find help. He was airlifted to a hospital...

Screams as Circus Bear Attacks Its Trainer

Performance was taking place in Olonets, Russia

(Newser) - Spectators at a Russian circus performance got more than they bargained for this week when a bear abruptly attacked its trainer during the show. NBC News and the AP report the incident took place in Olonets on Wednesday, during what appeared to be a calm scene up until the moment...

Black Bear Kills Woman at Family's Island Cabin

Extremely rare attack took place in Ontario

(Newser) - A 62-year-old woman was at her remote family cabin on Ontario's Red Pine Island Sunday when she heard her two dogs barking around 6pm and went outside. One of the dogs returned, hurt, but the woman didn't. Her parents called police, and eventually provincial officers found the woman'...

In Kitchen Boxing Match, It's Man vs. Bear

Plus a bat-wielding heroine

(Newser) - "You would've thought I was a Louisville slugger." So says Colorado's George Ann Field, who was lucky to find a baseball bat close at hand as she came face-to-face with a bear in her kitchen. It was her 71-year-old husband, Jon Johnson, who first discovered the...

A Teen Was Dozing on His Camping Trip. Enter the Bear

Sleeping 13-year-old bitten on face during attack by small bear

(Newser) - A camping trip near Moab turned into a frightening experience for a young teen Friday when a bear went after him while he was sleeping and bit his face. CNN reports the attack took place at the Dewey Bridge Campground, located on the banks of the Colorado River, around dawn....

As Grizzly Attacked, He Remembered Dad's Gift

Canada's Colin Dowler thankfully reached his pocket knife

(Newser) - Facing down a grizzly bear, Colin Dowler decided to negotiate. "I know this is your territory, I'm just passing through—we don't have to do this," the Canadian recalls saying, per the BBC . It didn't help. Within moments, "I could feel the hot blood....

Man Attacked by Bear Gives Her Mother's Day Gift

Alex Neumann didn't have the heart to immediately report grizzly attack he miraculously survived

(Newser) - "Never cross a mother bear with cubs" seems pretty intuitive, a fact that Alex Neumann experienced firsthand last month—and he's still dealing with both the physical and mental repercussions of the incident. The CBC reports that the 50-year-old Canadian was early for a job about 40 miles...

Grizzly Bear That Killed Mom, Baby Ate Porcupine First

Little could have been done to prevent Yukon tragedy, wildlife officer says

(Newser) - A bear that killed a woman and her baby daughter in Canada's Yukon Territory in November was so desperate for food that it had eaten a porcupine, whose quills badly injured its digestive system, authorities say. Gordon Hitchcock, Yukon's chief conservation officer, said there was nothing Valérie...

Grizzly Kills Woman, Baby at Remote Cabin

Trapper found bodies of wife, daughter after he was charged by bear

(Newser) - Tragedy in the Yukon: A woman and her 10-month-old daughter were killed by a grizzly bear at a cabin in a remote part of the Canadian territory, authorities say. The Yukon Coroner's Service says trapper Gjermund Roesholt was returning to the cabin in the Einarson Lake area Monday afternoon...

Man, 78, Punches Bear in the Nose, Survives

It attacked NC man outside his home

(Newser) - When it is impossible to escape from an attacking black bear, the National Park Service advises hitting the animal in the face—and it was a strategy that may have saved the life of North Carolina man Sonny Pumphrey. The 78-year-old says he was in his driveway when a mother...

He Shot a Bear in Alaska. Then the Unheard Of Happened

The bear rolled into William McCormick, causing life-threatening injuries

(Newser) - Getting hurt by a bear in Alaska is rare but not unheard of . But William McCormick's injury is more of the unheard of kind: The Army soldier suffered "life-threatening injuries" last weekend when a bear he shot fell on him. McCormick was hunting with Zachary Tennyson, 19, near...

Bears Kill Worker at Remote Alaska Mine

He was attacked by mother bear, 2 cubs

(Newser) - A young mine worker was fatally mauled Monday on an Alaskan island where bears outnumber people, authorities say. The victim, who was working at a remote drill site accessible only by helicopter, has been identified as Anthony David Montoya, an 18-year-old from Hollis, Okla., the AP reports. Authorities say Montoya...

Family Hike Turns Terrifying in Yellowstone

Bear spray saves 10-year-old boy attacked by a bear

(Newser) - Yellowstone National Park usually sees about one bear attack a year, though until this week there hadn't been one since 2015. That changed Thursday, after a 10-year-old was charged at by one, though thanks to his parents' quick thinking and a canister of bear spray, it appears he'll...

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