Polar bears hold Russian scientists hostage on tiny Arctic island

A group of Russian scientists have been trapped for two weeks by polar bears at an Arctic island weather station. The scientists face a month-long wait for a rescue.

Read the rest

Mother moose protects her calves from stalking grizzly bear


I like the way every time the mother moose turns around, the bear pretends to be paying attention to something else. Read the rest

It's salmon season on this live Alaskan bear cam

A snapshot from the explore.org bear-cam

Explore.org has a very relaxing live feed of bears feeding on salmon at Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park, Alaska. At night, they run a highlight reel. Great for having on as you work. Read the rest

Bear tears automobile to shreds

Image: Flickr/Tambako The Jaguar

Lenny Grekko says: "Last night we were camping in the Adirondacks and a bear opened the door of my neighbors car looking for food. He got in and destroyed it before the forest ranger was able to come."

Bear broke into my neighbors car last night
Read the rest

"We have a bear inside of our house right now."


A fellow freaks out after a bear comes into his house. Crouching on the landing, he turns on his camera and waits for death, or, perhaps, to be informed how not to do vertical video. "It's coming up the stairs!" Read the rest

Bear trapped in Subaru follies


No one is quite sure how this bear got into the Subaru, located in Golden, Colorado, but this video shows how they got him out.

Via WLTX19:

“He looked like a dog inside the car just jumping back and forth from front to back,” said Deputy Josh Tillman. “He just demolished the car,”

Annie Bruecker can vouch for the damage and the smell.

“It’s like wet dog, but a little worse than wet dog,” Bruecker said.

Bruecker said her 2005 Subaru Outback was parked in her driveway overnight. She left her doors unlocked, which she said, she typically doesn’t do. Her mom woke her up Tuesday morning after discovering the black bear trapped inside the SUV.

“She screamed from downstairs,” Bruecker said. “She said, ‘Annie, there’s a bear in your car.’ And I thought that she meant that it broke a window, and I was like, ‘okay, that’s life.’ But, no she actually meant that it was in my car.”

Deputies Tillman and McLaughlin answered the call and deliberated before deciding the best option was to pop the hatch to release the bear.

Deputy McLaughlin manually opened the door while deputy Tillman stood nearby with a shotgun, in case anything dangerous were to happen.

Thankfully, the bear was mainly interested in getting back into the wild, making a run for the forest as soon as the hatch was popped.

No windows were broken, but the interior of the vehicle was destroyed.

Read the rest

Grizzly unseats and kills Montana mountain biker

Image: Yellowstone National Park

Near Glacier National Park, a surprised grizzly bear attacked three mountain bikers. Two were able to escape, but the third, Brad Treat, was killed.

Via Alaska Dispatch News:

Treat died Wednesday afternoon after being attacked by a grizzly bear just south of Glacier National Park. Though he had maintained his athleticism — he was riding his mountain bike, after all — Treat, who was just 38 years old and a law enforcement officer with the U.S. Forest Service, couldn't escape his fate.

But his companion did. Flathead County Sheriff Chuck Curry told the Associated Press that Treat and another man had been biking near Halfmoon Lakes when they came across the bear, surprising it. The other man escaped unscathed and sought help while the bear knocked Treat off his bike.

Help arrived too late, and Treat was declared dead on the scene. The bear has not been found, though authorities are searching for it, and campers were briefed on the incident.

Read the rest

Man loves bear, and bear loves man right back. For now.

Медведь играет с человеком ("Bear Plays with a Man"). Indeed. (YouTube)

Read the rest

Just a giant bear and his human friend, getting snuggly


Folks, don't try this with the gigantic bear you have at home.

Read the rest

That nightmarish bipedal bear is back, and now we know why


I didn't like it when Snoopy suddenly changed from a cute quadruped to an ugly biped and I didn't like it when I saw this video of a bear walking upright like a human in a New Jersey 'burb. Read the rest

Possibly drunk or high bear tries to scratch back on tree, misses repeatedly, is hilarious

We'll have what he's having.

Look at the size of this grizzly bear paw


From West Coast Native News: "This is how big a grizzly bears paw is – by the way, the bear is sedated and about to be tagged."

Lauren Shutt emailed to let me know that the above information is incorrect:

Hi Mark, I wanted to contact you about the photo of a woman holding a grizzly paw.

The bear is not sedated for tagging, it was shot and killed by my brother, Charlie Shutt, outside of Anchorage. The woman you see holding the paw, Brandi Houser, is a friend of the family who was with him when the bear was killed. She posted the photo to her Facebook page, someone copied it onto Reddit, and it's been making the rounds ever since.

She also suppled additional photos:

Read the rest

Photo of bear poking head through cat door


Doug Harder who resides near Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho photographed this handsome bear attempting to come into his condo via the cat door last week. Read the rest

Man fights off bear attack near Yosemite, then drives himself to hospital

Bear attacks on humans are rare, but the drought has driven wild animals closer to civilization as food and water in the wild dry up.

Alaska troopers want to know why idiot in bear suit is harassing grizzlies


Why would someone wear a realistic bear costume and use it bother a mother grizzly and her two cubs trying to eat salmon in an Alaska river? First of all, he's lucky the mother bear didn't eviscerate him when he ran to within five to ten feet of the cubs and began “waving and jumping,” according to a group of people watching from a respectful distance. Second, it's stressful to the bears.

Alaska Fish and Game technician Lou Cenicola, was able to move the mother bear out of the way, and he tried to talk to the man. The man didn't remove the bear head, and didn't identify himself. He told Cenicola, “You have the license plate number. You figure it out.” Then he drove away, still in costume.

State troopers are investigating and said the man could face wildlife harassment charges. [via]

Image: Shutterstock Read the rest

Appalling bear attack on man


I can barely watch, but anyone who has seen "Grizzly Man" will understand that bears are wild animals and should not be trifled with.

Read the rest

Japanese show: bear attacks person in a plastic cube



According to Boing Boing reader Malcom Bell: "ItteQ is a travel show and this is a one-off. The woman in the box is Imoto Ayako."

Imoto Ayako

The show is called Sekai No Hate Made Itteq! (translated: Riddles at the Ends of the Earth!)

Read the rest

More posts