Grizzly mauls hiker to death at Denali National Park

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  1. H0tRodimus

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    Grizzly mauls hiker to death at Denali National Park; bear shot - U.S. News

    It's the first reported fatal grizzly attack in the park's history, Denali was designated a National Park in 1917. Quite remarkable that almost 100 years went by without any reported fatalities. From the article, seems like the hiker/photographer got too close and the bear felt threatened, what a shame.
     
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    Aren't bears supposed to be cute and cuddly? :lol 
     
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    that poor bear
     
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    Yeah, when they're only after picnic baskets...
     
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    Pedo Bear strikes again....

    Did the bear stick it in the Biker's pooper?
     
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    :lol  On a serious note, wouldn't you want to stay out of a bears view point?
     
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    Of course the bear had be shot because, you know, the bear the was trespassing in the hiker's home.

    :mad 
     
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    KnightSaberAmi Nyan Nyan

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    Sucks to be the hiker, sucks to be the bear, but this is what happens when we decide to get back nature and apply human qualities to a wild animal.
     
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    It's unfortunate, but sadly after mauling that hiker the bear might've developed a taste for human flesh. It wouldn't be safe for visitors to the park to leave a bear like that on the loose.
     
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    mmmmm human flesh....yummy :p 
     
  11. H0tRodimus

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    I don't think it was a case of humans trying to control nature in this instance, just a photographer trying to get the picture of a lifetime who got to close for comfort to a deadly wild animal...ingnoring the park's rules in the process. I understand why the bear has to be put down, not wise to have a bear develop a taste for human flesh.

    However, since I hike and backpack a lot in the Smokies, I can attest to the stupidity of people getting too close to the black bears in some fashion or another, unfortunately it happens there on almost a daily basis...the majority of people just have no respect for nature, which really is a shame.

    Gatlinburg Bear w/3 Cubs - YouTube
     
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    The same was said about sharks in the 70s following the fallout from Jaws.
     

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