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“People just need to be taught about bears. They are not cute little animals in the woods that you can pet & feed. I live in the Catskills & many city dwellers come up & try to tame many wild critters. They are doing a disservice to others AND the critters.We had a guy regularly feeding the bears in his backyard.(until told to stop by the DEC) A baby was killed this summer by a black bear in a bungalow camp. Bears have never bothered me in the past. They were usually just a glimpse out of the corner of my eye. Last summer one bluffed charged me, so now I carry a weapon. In most cases, the noise alone would scare a bear away.”
“Gemini I wouldnt worry too much about it. Eating humans is not a "normal" behavior for any animal.(except blackflies!) Most people who are killed or maimed did something stupid like sleep with their food. All most bears want is to eat, raised thier cubs and be left alone.
If you do run into a bear or other predator dont act like prey by running,climbing ect. this will only trigger the hunt. Keep calm, back away slowly facing the animal at all times. If the critter does attack then fight back.”
“I can't stand to look. I have a low gore/violence-tolerance. I'd need 6 weeks of therapy if I looked. I'm rooting for the photoshop theory.”
“I wouldn't call it gorey. Well picked over and already drained of blood, yes.”
“Just bringing this back for all you TC2ers who missed it.”
repost from 4 days ago
The link below leads to an image that is very graphic. Do not click on this link if you are unprepared to have a disturbing image stay with you for quite some time.
This image shows a man who was somewhat eaten by a black bear in Idaho. Pass on this if in doubt. It can wreck your day, but it serves as a sobering reminder that black bears aren't cute. They're wild beasts.
Black Bear Attack
The bear was captured and destroyed."
“ugh.. thanks alot treebait for bringing it back up. j/k... that is pretty sick. but I do agree that I would like to see a story behind it. It looks like some editing was involved and is that man checking his pulse????”
“Yep, no pulse.
He must be daid Elmer!”
“i think it was skully that saw a bear while driving and i have as well. it was morning and late summer & it ran across the road in front of me, and i was also amazed at her speed. i know it was a her because as i was stopped in the highway , in stunned amazment, 2 babies ran after her.
it was VERY VERY VERY near the ozark highlands trail so i won't be hiking solo there without a weapon. i'm skinny enough already, don't wanna end up like that poor dood, geesh.”
“Oh sh!!t...that's scary.”
“There isn't a story of the incident from the press that I'm aware of. That doesn't necessarily mean that the account is without credibility.
I'm a lurker at survival.com and picked up on the thread there. The guy who owns the site is/was an Idaho city mayor. Hard to recollect, but I think he said the photo and others were sent his way from those in a capacity to do so.
From watching the guy long enough, he's believable. And you could learn alot from that site.
Here's the thread.
Not sure it matters anyway. Over the span of human history, where bears and humans have intermingled, this sort of thing has happened. Only this time the outcome appears to have been recorded in a way that is less sanitized.”
tekapo = tekdude. tek will do.”
“Black bears are fast all right and powerful as anything. I saw a sow with her cubs while hiking in the Delaware Water Gap. She let her babies get up the hillside while she kept an eye on us. When she did take off up the boulder-strewn hillside, it was amazing. I would have had a tough time picking my way up that mess. She covered more ground in a few seconds than seems possible. The noise was tremendous.
Still, I wouldn't bother with a weapon - just go armed with a little knowledge and common sense. They are magnificent animals!”
“Holy Cow!! That is one gruesome picture. I guess there is something to that whole "don't mess with the bears" thing.
I've seen a bear in the woods before, but I don't even know anyone who has ever been attacked by one. What a way to go.”
“there's no way....call me chicken sh1t, wussy-boy, rambo, i don't care, i am scared of dieing like that. i had nightmares about it last night.”
“Maybe it was just a little bestiality gone awry?”
“They're saying a dry year may be the motivation. Look out!
“Though they supposedly stored their food properly there are a couple reasons we all know could have caused this. Had they eaten or stored food in the tent on that day or recently? What about the dog, where was its food bowl or had they fed it in the tent before? A bear just follows its nose when it is hungry though it does sound as if this one has become conditioned.”
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