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Man Armed With Handgun Kills Grizzly After Attack

72-year-old was charged by female bear while picking huckleberries

(Newser) - A 72-year-old man who was picking huckleberries alone in Flathead National Forest shot and killed a grizzly bear that attacked him, according to Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks . The agency says the man shot the female grizzly with a handgun after it charged him on forest land around 2 miles...

After Fatal Mauling, Nearly 500 Bears to Be Killed in This Country

Romania has authorized the move after tourist's death

(Newser) - A 19-year-old tourist was fatally mauled by a bear in Romania last week—and now the country has authorized the killing of almost 500 bears. The woman was hiking with her boyfriend on July 9 when they were attacked, CBS News and People report. Both of them made calls to...

Boy, 15, Survives Bear Attack in Arizona

Family members ran to help when they heard his screams

(Newser) - "Not many kids can say they got in a fight with a bear and came out on top," says Arizona woman Carol Edington Hawkins, whose 15-year-old son survived an attack last week. In a Facebook post , Hawkins shared photos of her injured son, Brigham, the Arizona Republic reports....

Man Survives Attack After Bear Accidentally Sprays Itself

Grizzly bit into can of repellent

(Newser) - A grizzly that accidentally inflicted a burst of pepper spray on itself while attacking a hiker in Wyoming's Grand Teton National Park won't be captured or killed because it may have been trying to protect a cub, park officials said in a statement. While mauling a hiker on...

Tourist's Attempt to Take Photo With Bear Goes Very Badly

Scotland's Moira Gallacher is lucky to be alive after ursine encounter while vacationing in Romania

(Newser) - Brown bear, brown bear, what do you see? In this case perhaps, "I see a tourist bothering me." That's after a vacation in Romania's Carpathian Mountains went horribly awry for one woman after she tried to take a picture of one of the resident omnivores. Per...

Mauled by Black Bear, Woman Says, 'I Thought I'd Die'

Pennsylvania's Lee Ann Galante barely escaped, along with her Pomeranian

(Newser) - "She was very, very powerful. And very, very angry." That's how Lee Ann Galante describes the black bear she battled in a fight to save herself and her 8-pound Pomeranian. The dental hygienist from Pennsylvania's Butler Township had put the dog, Smokie, outside around 8:30pm...

After Decade Without Fatal Bear Attacks, a Chilling Shift in Japan

College student among at least 5 people thought to have been killed by bears this year

(Newser) - Prior to this year, no fatal bear attacks were reported in Japan for more than a decade. Now, police in the country are investigating what's thought to be at least the fifth such attack of 2023. Police on the northern Hokkaido island, where brown bears roam, say the body...

They Were Likely Reading in Tent When Grizzly Attacked

Relative identifies the victims as Doug Inglis and Jenny Gusse

(Newser) - The couple killed by a grizzly bear in Banff National Park on Friday had been together since their university days, a relative tells the CBC of Doug Inglis and Jenny Gusse, both 62. Describing them as "highly, highly experienced in being out back," Colin Inglis says the two...

Bear Attacks Boy in His NY Yard, Doesn't Retreat

The black bear was shot dead

(Newser) - A New York boy was hospitalized following a black bear attack in his yard that ended with the bear being shot dead. The 7-year-old was in the backyard of his Bedford home some 40 miles north of New York City around 11am on Tuesday when the bear apparently grabbed him....

Man on Bear Encounter: Its One Way Out 'Was Through Me'

Pennsylvania's John Swartz is OK after bear hiding in his garage bit him on the head

(Newser) - A Pennsylvania man says he's paying a lot more attention to his surroundings after a surprise attack by a bear in the garage of his home. John Swartz, 60, and his wife Lori, 59, were watching TV at their home outside Danville on the evening of July 27 when...

Officials: Grizzly Bear Killed Woman Near Yellowstone

Hiker found body on trail Saturday morning

(Newser) - A lone hiker was killed near Yellowstone National Park in what authorities believe was a grizzly bear attack, though they have been unable to locate the bear. The Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks department said Monday that the woman's body was found by a hiker Saturday morning on the...

Maine Woman Punches Bear in the Nose

64-year-old was treated for puncture wounds after bear chased her dog

(Newser) - Maine woman Lynn Kelly was working in her garden Friday morning when her dog began barking before running off into the woods. Kelly, 64, went to see what was going on, and as the frightened dog ran back out of the woods, a bear was following close behind. "The...

DNA Reveals Fate of Man Who Vanished in Alaska in 1976

Investigators believe Gary Sotherden died in bear attack

(Newser) - Upstate New York man Steve Sotherden says the fate of his brother was "much more brutal" than he had hoped would be the case —but at least he now knows what happened to him, more than 46 years after he disappeared during a hunting trip in Alaska. Gary...

Bear Shot Dead After Attacking Zookeeper
Bear Shot Dead
at Jacksonville Zoo

Bear Shot Dead at Jacksonville Zoo

Lethal weapons team was called in after it attacked zookeeper

(Newser) - A black bear at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens was shot dead by the Florida zoo's lethal weapons team after it escaped its enclosure Wednesday and attacked a staff member in an area off-limits to the public, authorities say. "An emergency radio call was initiated and our lethal...

Fighting Off Grizzly Bear, Hunter Shoots Himself

But man survived the Wyoming attack

(Newser) - A Wyoming hunter managed to scare off an attacking grizzly bear Friday night in an area south of Grand Teton National Park—but in the process, he shot himself in the leg. Lee Francis, 65, was hunting with his 40-year-old son in Rock Creek, along the Sawtooth mountains, when the...

The Bear Attacked, So She 'Popped It Right in the Nose'

Woman survives ambush by black bear in Washington state while walking dog

(Newser) - A woman in Washington state is lucky to be alive after a routine morning task ended up with her fighting an unexpected visitor. Per the Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife, the resident in the mountainous town of Leavenworth brought her dog outside for a walk around 7am Saturday, when...

College Wrestlers Attacked by Grizzly Bear in Utah
College Wrestler Tries to
Pull Grizzly Off Teammate,
Gets Attacked
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College Wrestler Tries to Pull Grizzly Off Teammate, Gets Attacked

Both are expected to survive

(Newser) - Two college wrestlers from Wyoming were attacked by a grizzly bear during a hike outside Cody on Saturday. Four members of the Northwest College wrestling team went hiking and horn hunting (hunting for shed antlers, per KSL ) after practice, and were coming down a mountain in the late afternoon...

Connecticut Boy, 10, Mauled by Bear in Backyard

Grandfather rolled wheelchair over, threw metal bar at animal

(Newser) - A 10-year-old boy in Connecticut is recovering from injuries sustained in a terrifying bear attack Sunday morning. The boy was playing in his grandparents' backyard in Morris, about 45 miles southwest of Hartford, when the black bear attacked him and tried to drag him away, CBS reports. Grandfather James Butler,...

Colorado Town Suffers 2nd Bear Attack in 2 Months

New Castle man is expected to recover after animal went after him in his yard

(Newser) - A Colorado man is recuperating after a bear attacked him at his home over the weekend—the second such attack in his town since late August. Per a release from Colorado Parks & Wildlife cited by KKTV , the New Castle resident heard noises coming from his backyard around 10:30pm...

Bear Mauls Woman in Her Backyard
Bear Mauls Woman
in Her Backyard

Bear Mauls Woman in Her Backyard

Colorado resident suffered severely lacerated arm; sow and cub were killed

(Newser) - A Colorado woman who noticed the lid on her hot tub had been partially removed went out to fix it around 2am Wednesday, only to be attacked by a bear. The bear charged at the woman, then took a swipe with a clawed paw, "severely lacerating" her arm, according...

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