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(Huffington Post)   A visitor to Denali National Park spent eight minutes taking some great pictures of a bear. Unfortunately the bear then turned him into a "food cache"   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 166
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2012-08-25 10:35:51 PM
It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead because this stupid hiker got too damned close, even though he knew better. He's no better than the idiots who feed bears a Yellowstone which acclimates them to not only being around humans, but ends up with them invading campsites in search of food.
 
2012-08-25 10:39:34 PM

Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead because this stupid hiker got too damned close, even though he knew better. He's no better than the idiots who feed bears a Yellowstone which acclimates them to not only being around humans, but ends up with them invading campsites in search of food.


Clearly he DIDN'T know better.
 
2012-08-25 10:39:40 PM
He should have known if the bear let him get that close there'd be a cache to it
 
2012-08-25 10:42:50 PM
50 yards? Jesus. That bear probably covered that distance before the guy's brain was able to process what what happening.
 
2012-08-25 10:45:30 PM

Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead


Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.
 
2012-08-25 10:46:02 PM

Lsherm: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead because this stupid hiker got too damned close, even though he knew better. He's no better than the idiots who feed bears a Yellowstone which acclimates them to not only being around humans, but ends up with them invading campsites in search of food.

Clearly he DIDN'T know better.


Actually, he did according to the article. He was given the required bear awareness training. He chose to ignore it and not only did he lose his life, but a bear was destroyed because of his actions.

FTA...Prior to receiving a permit to hike in the area, all backpackers in the park receive mandatory bear awareness training that teaches them to stay at least a quarter-mile away from bears, and to slowly back away if they find themselves any closer. Investigators confirmed that the hiker had received that training.
 
2012-08-25 10:47:11 PM

ToxicMunkee: 50 yards? Jesus. That bear probably covered that distance before the guy's brain was able to process what what happening.


That's about 150 feet. Even the slowest bears can run at 30 mph, or about 44 feet per second. So even if the bear was fat and slow, it took him under four seconds to reach the guy and start lunch.

Bears: Serious business.
 
2012-08-25 10:48:17 PM

Bathia_Mapes: Lsherm: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead because this stupid hiker got too damned close, even though he knew better. He's no better than the idiots who feed bears a Yellowstone which acclimates them to not only being around humans, but ends up with them invading campsites in search of food.

Clearly he DIDN'T know better.

Actually, he did according to the article. He was given the required bear awareness training. He chose to ignore it and not only did he lose his life, but a bear was destroyed because of his actions.

FTA...Prior to receiving a permit to hike in the area, all backpackers in the park receive mandatory bear awareness training that teaches them to stay at least a quarter-mile away from bears, and to slowly back away if they find themselves any closer. Investigators confirmed that the hiker had received that training.


Whoops - didn't read that far down the first time. Yeah, what a farking retard.
 
2012-08-25 10:52:52 PM
I hope he didn't breed more like himself.
 
2012-08-25 10:53:46 PM

Lsherm: Yeah, what a farking retard.


Absolutely no argument there.

Now, how long before his family files a wrongful death suit against Denali National Park's employees, because you know they will.
 
2012-08-25 10:55:06 PM

joshiz: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead

Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.


No, but according to the TFA they have to examine the animal's stomach contents to make sure they got the right bear.
 
2012-08-25 10:59:23 PM

joshiz: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead

Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.


Legal liability. Belief that an animal which tastes human flesh develops a liking for it. Helps the tourists feel safe.

I'd be inclined to leave the bear alive. It might reinforce the "stay way from bears" training to conclude with, "By the way, there's one out there that ate a guy."
 
2012-08-25 11:02:13 PM

Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: 50 yards? Jesus. That bear probably covered that distance before the guy's brain was able to process what what happening.

That's about 150 feet. Even the slowest bears can run at 30 mph, or about 44 feet per second. So even if the bear was fat and slow, it took him under four seconds to reach the guy and start lunch.

Bears: Serious business.


I feel woozy.
 
2012-08-25 11:05:32 PM
Bear probably thought he was a paparazzi.

Also, where are the pictures?
 
2012-08-25 11:21:16 PM
animal.discovery.com

Unavailable for comment.
 
2012-08-25 11:22:29 PM

This About That: Bear probably thought he was a paparazzi.

Also, where are the pictures?


I doubt they'll be released anytime soon.
 
2012-08-25 11:31:13 PM
Investigators have identified the man but won't release his name until they've notified his family. They said he's a U.S. citizen but declined to release any other information about him.

Let me guess, city folk.......
 
2012-08-25 11:31:24 PM
They kill the bear for what? BEING A FARKING BEAR??????????????????
 
2012-08-25 11:32:07 PM
Bears are dangerous, mmmkay?
 
2012-08-25 11:33:35 PM

Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: 50 yards? Jesus. That bear probably covered that distance before the guy's brain was able to process what what happening.

That's about 150 feet.


About?
 
2012-08-25 11:34:39 PM

Bathia_Mapes: This About That: Bear probably thought he was a paparazzi.

Also, where are the pictures?

I doubt they'll be released anytime soon.


I wonder who has ownership of them now?
 
2012-08-25 11:34:55 PM
We can all agree, he won't be doing that again.
 
2012-08-25 11:35:12 PM
A grizzly bear food cache is precisely what Bryan Fisher needs to become.
 
2012-08-25 11:36:14 PM
Google Tim Treadwell and Amy the dumb blonde.
 
2012-08-25 11:37:15 PM

fusillade762: Lsherm: ToxicMunkee: 50 yards? Jesus. That bear probably covered that distance before the guy's brain was able to process what what happening.

That's about 150 feet.

About?


Meh, for some reason I had "about" on the brain.
 
2012-08-25 11:37:36 PM

BarkingUnicorn: joshiz: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead

Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.

Legal liability. Belief that an animal which tastes human flesh develops a liking for it. Helps the tourists feel safe.

I'd be inclined to leave the bear alive. It might reinforce the "stay way from bears" training to conclude with, "By the way, there's one out there that ate a guy."


But since it's not true that most animals "prefer" human flesh, it was a pointless gesture that doubled the tragedy.

I'm putting in my will that if an animal kills me, please don't kill it. That's stupid.
 
2012-08-25 11:39:09 PM
BarkingUnicorn: Legal liability. Belief that an animal which tastes human flesh develops a liking for it. Helps the tourists feel safe.

Humans, much like other carnivores/omnivores, taste a little bitter.

// except for vegetarians
 
2012-08-25 11:39:26 PM
farking bears! How do they work?
 
2012-08-25 11:41:22 PM

AcneVulgaris: farking bears! How do they work?


i dont want to fark any bears. i heard they were dangerous.
 
2012-08-25 11:41:25 PM
He died doing what he loved.
 
2012-08-25 11:41:31 PM
>>joshiz
>>2012-08-25 10:45:30 PM

>>Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.
It sorta does. Yeah, it does.
 
2012-08-25 11:41:52 PM

Bathia_Mapes: joshiz: Bathia_Mapes: It pisses the hell out me that this bear is dead

Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.

No, but according to the TFA they have to examine the animal's stomach contents to make sure they got the right bear.


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That's some crazy logic they've got going on there. What if the bear doesn't have human meat in it? Do they plan to just keep killing bears until they find one with human in it?

And I still don't understand the point of killing it. Retribution? "He's got a taste for blood now"? Why is it wrong for a bear to kill a creature that invades its territory?

Don't want to be killed by a bear? Stay out of bear country. It's not like the bear came to downtown Anchorage and snatched a baby out of its crib.
 
2012-08-25 11:42:27 PM
Ugh. Was in NH in June, near the white mountains but at a restaurant in one of the little towns. We were sitting there when someone else pointed and said there was a bear outside. Turns out some moron left their trash accessible and a big bear was munching it in the field across the road. Another moron then proceeded to pull over and approach about 50 FEET from the bear, taking pictures the whole while. We watched this for almost fifteen minutes while she kept walking around him. Then she came back later and did it again. At that point I thought she deserved to get eaten.
 
2012-08-25 11:43:28 PM
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Dr. Darwin to the ER
Dr. Darwin to the ER, stat
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2012-08-25 11:44:03 PM
Idiot acted like an idiot, bear acted like a bear. Predictable outcome is predictable.

/sucks all around, especially for the bear
 
2012-08-25 11:45:53 PM

BarkingUnicorn: Legal liability. Belief that an animal which tastes human flesh develops a liking for it. Helps the tourists feel safe.

I'd be inclined to leave the bear alive. It might reinforce the "stay way from bears" training to conclude with, "By the way, there's one out there that ate a guy."


I don't think it's so much that they develop a liking for it, as they go "Wait, THESE GUYS ARE FOOD TOO."
 
2012-08-25 11:46:27 PM
I think we, as a species, can agree that it's okay to kill a huge predatory animal which has turned one of our own into a "food cache."

That being said, I blame the guy entirely for his and the bear's death. Sads to his family.
 
2012-08-25 11:47:12 PM
guess he didn't tread well.

bojon: Google Tim Treadwell and Amy the dumb blonde.


goddammit.
 
2012-08-25 11:49:26 PM
Came for Far Side snark.

Left dissapoint.
 
2012-08-25 11:50:22 PM
They are all over the place.

photos.imageevent.com 

It isn't uncommon to see people stop on the highway to check out nature.

photos.imageevent.com
 
2012-08-25 11:50:33 PM
He died doing what he loved - eating hikers.
 
2012-08-25 11:51:12 PM

MaudlinMutantMollusk: He should have known if the bear let him get that close there'd be a cache to it


You sir, owe me a new keyboard...
 
2012-08-25 11:51:55 PM

BeSerious: He died doing what he loved.


Being eaten by a grizzly bear?
 
2012-08-25 11:51:58 PM
Correct headline for the article- grizzly unnecessarily killed because stupid human didn't know enough to run away
 
2012-08-25 11:52:24 PM
lh5.ggpht.com
 
2012-08-25 11:52:48 PM
The hikers also spotted torn clothing and blood. They immediately hiked back and alerted staff park.

I'll bet they 'hiked' back faster than they've ever hiked before...wetting themselves.
 
2012-08-25 11:53:10 PM

Bathia_Mapes: This About That: Bear probably thought he was a paparazzi.

Also, where are the pictures?

I doubt they'll be released anytime soon.


I'd bet those last couple of pics are pretty awesome.
"Hey through this lens it looks like the bear isAAAAARRGHHH"
 
2012-08-25 11:53:12 PM

dennis2society: >>joshiz
>>2012-08-25 10:45:30 PM

>>Why do they have to kill the bear? He was just being a bear and it doesn't bring the hiker back.
It sorta does. Yeah, it does.


In little, partially digested pieces.
 
2012-08-25 11:53:55 PM

poonesfarm: [animal.discovery.com image 324x205]

Unavailable for comment.


Awesome doc. Along with Riding Giants, my favorite.
 
2012-08-25 11:54:06 PM

aninconvenienterection: Correct headline for the article- grizzly unnecessarily killed because stupid human didn't know enough to run away


You might want to RTFA more thoroughly. You don't run away from a bear. You back away slowly.
 
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