Angry Bear Critically Injures Three

A hyper-aggressive bear like this one critically injured several people

By Shabir Ali in ISLAMABAD In yet another man-animal conflict, a wild bear critically injured three persons Monday at Khiram in this south Kashmir’s district taking the total toll of injured persons from the past month to 20 while two persons were also killed in their attack. Eyewitnesses said a wild bear suddenly appeared in […]

Animals Attack! Revenge killings on the rise?

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Marauding elephants, aggressive sea lions, snap-happy crocodiles… As animal attacks on humans reach frightening levels, scientists are beginning to understand exactly what the beasts are thinking. And it’s not good. One of the world’s leading ethologists (specialists in animal behaviour) believes that a critical point has been crossed and animals are beginning to snap back. […]

Avalanche on K2 Kills 11 Climbers

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“Others were still missing after the huge serac broke and fell, sweeping away several climbers and stranding as many as a dozen mountaineers above a steep gully without ropes at a height of about 27,000 feet, not far from the summit.” The New York Times covers the story.

Bear Mauls 14-Year-Old Bicycle Racer

Angry Brown Bear

From the Associated Press courtesy of The San Francisco Chronicle: “A 14-year-old girl riding in a mountain bike race was attacked in the dark of night by a bear Sunday and severely injured, but she was able to make a brief 911 call that eventually resulted in her rescue. The girl suffered head, neck, torso […]

Hikers died of natural causes

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The Los Angeles Times reports that foul play has been eliminated from the cause of death in two hikers. “Two elderly hikers found dead last week in a remote Sierra Nevada wilderness both died of natural causes, one from a heart attack and the other of injuries and exposure to freezing temperatures, an El Dorado […]

Hiker dies in Los Padres National Forest

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A Goleta man died from apparent heat exhaustion or heat-related illness. The full story is at the Independent.