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Camper in the Arctic Injured by Polar Bear

French tourist survives, but bear in Norway is killed

(Newser) - A polar bear attacked a campsite Monday in Norway's remote Arctic Svalbard Islands, injuring a French tourist, per the AP . Her wounds weren't life-threatening, and the bear was later killed. The woman, who wasn't identified, was part of a tour group of 25 people camping at Sveasletta,...

Report Makes Disturbing Find on Grizzly Attack

Leah Lokan died instantly of broken neck, severed spine in rare predatory attack

(Newser) - A woman fatally mauled in Montana last summer was the victim of a rare predatory attack by a grizzly bear that had learned to seek out human food, according to a new report. Leah Davis Lokan of Chico, Calif., was participating in a long-distance bike trip when she stopped to...

Man Hiking at High Elevation in Wyoming Is Mauled by Bear

It was thought to be a grizzly

(Newser) - A hiker appears to have survived being mauled by a grizzly bear in northwestern Wyoming. The "experienced out-of-state recreationalist" was hiking high up on the 13,000-foot Francs Peak Monday when he met a bear, thought to be a grizzly. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department on Tuesday characterized...

'Food Conditioned' Bear Rips Into Family's Tent

Great Smoky Mountains National Park says bear that injured 2 campers was euthanized

(Newser) - A bear that had apparently become far too accustomed to eating human food had to be euthanized after it burst into a tent full of campers early Sunday morning, officials at Great Smoky Mountains National Park say. A woman and her three-year-old daughter were scratched on the head and suffered...

Sloth Bear Kills Couple
Sloth Bear Kills Couple

Sloth Bear Kills Couple

Witnesses said bear was seen eating remains of couple in India

(Newser) - Sloth bears aren't aggressive unless they feel threatened and they live mainly on insects and fruit, which makes the death of a couple in central India all the more puzzling, authorities say. Officials in Madhya Pradesh say the man and woman were killed and eaten by a sloth bear...

Bear Attacks Couple Inside Their Home

Rare attack in Wisconsin ends with the black bear fatally shot

(Newser) - When a Wisconsin couple spotted a black bear at their bird feeder, they followed protocol : From a (presumably) secure place—inside their own home—they began yelling to scare the bear away, reports CNN . The adult female bear, however, responded in unusually aggressive fashion by charging the couple, breaking through...

Soldier Killed by Bear in Alaska Came Upon Its Den

Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant had been at the base since July

(Newser) - A soldier who had served a combat deployment in Afghanistan was fatally mauled by a bear in Alaska Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant served with the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, and was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson. The 30-year-old was prepping for land-based navigation exercises in a...

Officials: Missing Hiker Was Mauled by Grizzly

Montana's Craig Clouatre was found Friday after 'extensive search' in Paradise Valley

(Newser) - A dad of four from Livingston, Mont., never met back up with a friend after they got separated during a hike in Paradise Valley Wednesday, and now, a sad development. Local authorities say it appears 40-year-old Craig Clouatre was fatally mauled by a grizzly bear in the Six Mile Creek...

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...

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