Sorry, I don't know why I read it the way I did.

That is strange. I was thinking that they or she were eating meat because there are not a lot of insects, berries and nuts available in winter. I know bears eat meat and even hunt it down, but not usually as a staple for their dietary intake.

Both black and brown bears are categorized as carnivores, but both are omnivores that will eat whatever is available. Generally speaking, black bears eat a larger proportion of plant items and brown bears eat a larger proportion of meat.
 
Both black and brown bears are categorized as carnivores, but both are omnivores that will eat whatever is available. Generally speaking, black bears eat a larger proportion of plant items and brown bears eat a larger proportion of meat.

Pretty soon we are not going to be able to tell the difference. They are interbreeding. They found a black bear/grizzly and a polar bear/grizzly.

Apparently, there are a lot of randy grizzlies out there. lol
 
This could also appear in the Fortean Headlines or the WTF thread:

Mum ‘tries to kill’ 3yo toddler by ‘throwing’ her 5m into bear enclosure​

A three-year-old girl cheated death after she was allegedly thrown five metres into a brown bear’s enclosure from a viewing platform at a zoo.
Visitors watched in horror as hulking predator Zuzu sniffed at the injured toddler before frantic zookeepers managed to lure him inside, The Sun reports.
They were able to save the girl, who escaped a mauling, and carry her to safety.
She is being treated in hospital for a head injury and cuts from her fall.
https://www.news.com.au/world/asia/...e/news-story/d11bd784c814ccb487fbf287bfc94502
 
Harassing him until he leaves. Location : Pyrenees, France.

Great Pyrenees dogs vs brown bear (French Pyrenees)

 
For pity sake people, keep your distance!

Richard traveled to Denali and completed all of his trip paperwork and indicated he had had over 30 years of backpacking experience. Officials were not overly concerned given the info that was provided on his paperwork and issued his 5 day visitor pass...

... The bear remained ignorant of Richard so he closed the distance to within about fifty yards. He was capturing amazing photos of the world's fiercest land predator on a very personal level. These shots were going to be great!...

... Dan was hiking the trail through Denali when he and his two friends came upon a curious site. There was someone’s backpack lying in the trail. The hikers next saw some torn up clothing. Moving a little further off trail they saw a scene where the grass and bushes were all disturbed and then they found blood. The group realized this must have been a bear attack and hurried back to the road to find help........

There is a more detailed account of the story below the video clip in the description section.

The camera shy bear that ate Rrichard Whyte
 
Brown Bear Burgles Bakery.

Marina Valentini is still bewildered as she surveys the scene of the crime, pointing to the floor of her bakery in Roccaraso, a small mountain town and ski resort in Italy’s Abruzzo region, where the crumbs of her freshly made biscuits were scattered.

“My husband had popped to the bakery,” she said. “I was at home, expecting him for dinner, when he called and said: ‘Marina, there’s a bear in the bakery’. My first response was: ‘Have you been drinking?’”

Valentini’s husband was very much sober. It was about 9pm in late November when a rare brown bear, fondly nicknamed Juan Carrito, sauntered up the town’s main street and crossed the terrace of Dolci Momenti (Sweet Moments) bakery, before turning into a side alley, smashing a small window with its claws and clambering over a ledge into the kitchen, where he scoffed a batch of biscuits.

“He must have smelled them wafting down the street,” Valentini said. “I had baked so many, some were on the table, the rest were in the oven … the doors were slightly open and he managed to pull out all the trays and eat the biscuits.”

It wasn’t the first time Carrito had brazenly ventured into Roccaraso. The two-year-old Marsican – a critically endangered subspecies of the brown bear living in the Apennine mountains that straddle the Abruzzo, Lazio and Molise regions – was practically a resident, as well as a star attraction for tourists, until his recent controversial capture. He would often stay overnight, sleeping among pine trees at the entrance to the town of about 1,500 inhabitants, before going in search of food, rummaging through bins and dining off leftover pizza and sandwiches.

On one occasion he was spotted drinking from a fountain and, as skiers flocked to the town this winter, Carrito became increasingly bold, once standing on his hind legs as the curious visitors took photos. Valentini said the bear would often hang around outside the bakery, but he took the biscuit with the break-in.

A few days after the break-in, forest rangers tranquillised the bear, flying it by helicopter to a remote area of wilderness in Majella national park. That, however, did not keep him away – Carrito, who is fitted with a radio collar, was soon back in Roccaraso, where he was filmed in the snow shrugging off a dog biting and barking around him. ...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2...tuary-after-bakery-break-in-takes-the-biscuit
 
A missing Montana hiker was discovered dead, and it's presumed he encountered a grizzly bear.
Montana hiker found dead after suspected grizzly bear attack

A hiker who had been reported missing in Montana earlier this week was found dead Friday after a suspected encounter with a grizzly bear.

Sheriff Brad Bichler of the Park County Sheriff’s Office told CNN Craig Clouatre, 40, was hiking with a friend Wednesday in the Six Mile Creek area, which is about 20-25 miles north of Yellowstone National Park, when they split up.

“It is with a very heavy heart that I am writing this update. After an extensive search this morning we have located Craig,” Bichler said in a Facebook post.

“It appears he had an encounter with a grizzly and unfortunately did not survive,” Bicher’s post said.

Bichler said the pair were supposed to meet back up, but Clouatre “didn’t show up Wednesday night.” ...

Authorities found Clouatre’s body on Friday, the post said. ...
FULL STORY: https://www.cnn.com/2022/03/25/us/montana-hiker-found-dead/index.html
 
Bears underfoot.

A California family spent the winter dismissing odd noises that sounded a little like snoring, only to discover that five bears had spent the cold season hibernating under their house.

The Bear League group, which works to preserve bear habitat and help bears in distress largely around the Lake Tahoe basin region in the state, recounted the family’s astonishing episode last week.

In a Facebook post, the group described how one mother bear, along with three of her own cubs and an adopted orphan, had decided to spend the winter in the crawlspace under a local house.

“It was a home where people lived, and they thought they heard some odd rumbling, snoring-like noises but ignored it because it simply didn’t make sense … and the neighbors said they were imagining it because they didn’t hear anything,” the Bear League said in a Facebook post.

It added: “The bear family awoke and prepared to exit, and the people in the house could no longer deny there was probably a bear under the house.”

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news...bears-hibernating-under-home?CMP=share_btn_tw
 
Higher than the average bear.

Bear cub high on hallucinogenic 'mad honey' rescued by park rangers

A brown bear cub has been rescued by rangers at a national park in Turkey, after it consumed a hallucinogenic plant. Mad honey, or deli bal in Turkish, is a type of rhododendron honey.

Footage shows the bear looking dazed and wobbly before it is taken to a vet.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-62519493
 
Just accessing the bear necessities.

A bear in the middle of a road in Alaska entertained a few drivers as it expertly worked a bear-proof trash can.

For about a minute the bin-cracker, obviously a pro, stood over the plastic container and pumped it hard with its arms, flipping the can over a couple of times for good measure. In the end, the thieving bear made off with a fine bag of treasure, er, trash, along with three bear cubs that had been learning the craft from the sidelines.

https://boingboing.net/2022/08/16/watch-bear-makes-off-with-trash-from-bear-proof-trash-bin.html
 
It didn't look particularly 'bear proof' to me, it looked more like your 'common-or-garden' green wheelie bin.
 
I expect that what that bear could have done with was a mattabooboo.
 
Grizzly toe thief.


In 2016, wildlife biologist Clayton Lamb was securing a GPS collar to a tranquilized grizzly bear in southeastern British Columbia when he noticed one of its paws was missing three toes. Weird, he remembers thinking, but not surprising for the rough-and-tumble animals.

Then, three more grizzlies popped up sporting similarly mangled paws. Anxious to solve the mystery behind this grisly trend, Lamb and colleagues launched a yearslong investigation. Now, they’re pointing a finger at the potential culprit: baited traps meant to capture much smaller forest animals. The team’s findings could affect local fur-trapping policies or convince authorities to delay the trapping season.

“It’s an important issue and I’m really glad they’re highlighting it,” says Christopher Servheen, a conservation biologist who studies grizzly bears at the University of Montana and who wasn’t involved with the work. He notes there may be many more bears injured by these traps that researchers never find.

When Lamb and his team arrived on the scene early in their investigation, they quickly crossed off a few potential injury causes. Signs of healing in the bears’ fractured toe bones ruled out a birth defect, whereas the clean, linear fractures—as if toes had been cleaved on a carving board—eliminated the idea they had been bitten or torn off by other animals.

https://www.science.org/content/article/fur-traps-fingered-source-grizzly-injuries
 
‘Polite’ brown bear helps itself to chocolate bars

In the early hours at a 7-11 in Olympic Valley, California.

Comes in, selects a bunch, takes them outside on the pavement to eat then comes back several times for more.

Video at link.

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Not so old after all.

An adult bear recovered from the Siberian permafrost in the Lyakhovsky Islands in 2020 is not, as originally thought, around 30,000 years old. In fact, its age is more in the region of 3,500 years old.

That's the verdict of researchers from the North-Eastern Federal University in Russia, who carried out a new necropsy of the well-preserved specimen. It remains an incredible find, offering an intriguing window into a past that isn't quite as far back as presumed.

Initially, the team thought they were dealing with a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), a species that went extinct around 24,000 years ago. Though not quite as big as modern brown bears (Ursus arctos), some are thought to have grow to 2 meters (6.6 feet) in length and weighed as much as 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds).

Bear foot


Part of the recovered remains. (NEFU)

Following the new investigation, we know we are looking at its bulkier extant cousin. With a height of 1.55 meters (5.1 feet) and a weight of 78 kilograms (172 pounds), the animal was thought to have been around 2 to 3 years old when it died of an injury to its spinal column.

"This find is absolutely unique: the complete carcass of an ancient brown bear," biologist Maxim Cheprasov, from the North-Eastern Federal University, told Reuters.

"For the first time, a carcass with soft tissues has fallen into the hands of scientists, giving us the opportunity to study the internal organs and examine the brain."

The bear shares the same mitochondrial DNA as descendants found in the north-east of Russia today, the researchers report. Its remains are so well preserved that scientists can see what it had eaten before its death: plants and birds.

https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-siberian-bear-reveals-an-unexpected-twist-on-close-inspection
 
Not so old after all.

An adult bear recovered from the Siberian permafrost in the Lyakhovsky Islands in 2020 is not, as originally thought, around 30,000 years old. In fact, its age is more in the region of 3,500 years old.

That's the verdict of researchers from the North-Eastern Federal University in Russia, who carried out a new necropsy of the well-preserved specimen. It remains an incredible find, offering an intriguing window into a past that isn't quite as far back as presumed.

Initially, the team thought they were dealing with a cave bear (Ursus spelaeus), a species that went extinct around 24,000 years ago. Though not quite as big as modern brown bears (Ursus arctos), some are thought to have grow to 2 meters (6.6 feet) in length and weighed as much as 1,000 kilograms (2,205 pounds).

Bear foot


Part of the recovered remains. (NEFU)

Following the new investigation, we know we are looking at its bulkier extant cousin. With a height of 1.55 meters (5.1 feet) and a weight of 78 kilograms (172 pounds), the animal was thought to have been around 2 to 3 years old when it died of an injury to its spinal column.

"This find is absolutely unique: the complete carcass of an ancient brown bear," biologist Maxim Cheprasov, from the North-Eastern Federal University, told Reuters.

"For the first time, a carcass with soft tissues has fallen into the hands of scientists, giving us the opportunity to study the internal organs and examine the brain."

The bear shares the same mitochondrial DNA as descendants found in the north-east of Russia today, the researchers report. Its remains are so well preserved that scientists can see what it had eaten before its death: plants and birds.

https://www.sciencealert.com/ancient-siberian-bear-reveals-an-unexpected-twist-on-close-inspection
That extra large claw in the photograph, looks like it's a specialised 'tool' for digging up stuff, or used for probing into nests or maybe to get to the honey?
 
So, not a Cave bear?

Shame.

A true Cave bear would have been a great find.
 
A 26-year-old jogger has been found torn to pieces in a suspected bear attack in Italy. The body of Andrea Papi was found in a forest in the northern tip of Italy just over 24 hours after he was last seen alive heading out for a run in the nearby mountains.
...
Investigators believe Mr Papi, who was studying to be a personal trainer, had been attacked by one or more bears on the forest road overlooking the town of Val di Sole.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1755729/bear-horror-man-killed-trentino-italy
 
A 26-year-old jogger has been found torn to pieces in a suspected bear attack in Italy. The body of Andrea Papi was found in a forest in the northern tip of Italy just over 24 hours after he was last seen alive heading out for a run in the nearby mountains.
...
Investigators believe Mr Papi, who was studying to be a personal trainer, had been attacked by one or more bears on the forest road overlooking the town of Val di Sole.

https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1755729/bear-horror-man-killed-trentino-italy

The bear involved has been apprehended. This bear seems to have a taste for humans,

A bear which fatally mauled a runner has been captured by authorities in northern Italy.

Officials in Trento announced on Tuesday that the animal, identified as Jj4, had been captured overnight.

Andrea Papi, 26, was killed while on a mountain training run between April 5-6, prompting renewed debate over what to do with Italy’s growing brown bear population.

The Trento provincial authorities ordered the bear, who was identified as his killer through her DNA, to be euthanised but an animal rights group appealed to an administrative court, which suspended the order on April 11.

Jj4 is the same Alpine brown bear that injured a father and son out walking in the region in 2020. Then too, provincial authorities ordered her to be killed but a court blocked the move.

Mr Papi’s family said they do not want the bear to be culled.

https://www.breakingnews.ie/world/bear-captured-after-killing-runner-in-northern-italy-1464323.html
 
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Vid at link.

See how police carefully freed a bear trapped inside a car​

Residents called the Washoe County Sheriff’s Office after discovering a bear stuck inside a car in northern Nevada. Officers used a long piece of rope to pull open the door from a distance and free the animal.

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/world-us-canada-65751318
 
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