Living in the backwoods of Colorado, you come to expect a few wild bear sightings every once and a while. What you don’t expect, is for a big ol’ bear to tiptoe into your driveway in the middle of the night, break into your car, relieve itself inside, and crash it into a mailbox, which is why a family was a bit startled to recently discover their Subaru ravaged in such a manner.Continue reading “Bear Steals a Family’s Subaru, Takes It for a Ride, and Poops Inside”
A remote Russian region has declared a state of emergency over the appearance of dozens of polar bears in its human settlements, local officials say.Continue reading “Russia islands emergency over polar bear ‘invasion’”
CRAVEN COUNTY, N.C. (WITN ) — It took three harrowing days for a search team to find Casey Hathaway alive.
Facing heavy rain, gusty winds and low visibility, rescuers and law enforcement combed the difficult Craven County, North Carolina, terrain — focusing on up to 1,000 acres of heavily wooded areas.Continue reading “North Carolina boy says he “hung out with a bear” while missing”
As the summer heat rages on, it is quite typical to see many people going to the beach or simply hanging by the side of the swimming pool to cool themselves off.Continue reading “baby bear loves taking a dip in the swimming pool to cool off the summer heat”
HANOVER, N.H. —
A bear that was relocated to northern New Hampshire a week ago after she and her cubs were raiding trash bins and bird feeders near Dartmouth College in Hanover is on the move, traveling nearly 70 miles in seven days as she likely tries to find her way back home and to her cubs.Continue reading “Relocated bear travels 70 miles in search for cubs”
People have recently seen a black bear and her cub on the South Hill near the Highland Park neighborhood. We know that Spokane is near nature, but what happens when nature is a little too close? The Department of Fish and Wildlife says that bears tend to avoid humans, but they have some advice if you happen to come across them.
911 calls capture a mother’s desperation as she phoned police for help after her 5-year-old daughter was attacked by a bear on Sunday.
“My daughter was just attacked by a small brown bear,” the mother says in the call. “I had to chase it through the yard.”
The child, identified by her father as Kimberly Cyr, had gone outside of her home in East Orchard Mesa in the predawn hours to investigate noises she believed were coming from a dog, her mother told authorities.
The mother heard screams about 2:30 a.m. outside her home, which is above the Colorado River Corridor in Grand Junction, and went outside to investigate, according to a news release by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).That’s when she saw a bear dragging Kimberly, according to the release. The mother screamed at the bear, which then let her daughter go, the release said.
Kimberly was initially rushed to St. Mary’s Medical Center with serious injuries, but was later upgraded to fair condition, according to CPW.
The girl underwent a nearly three-hour surgery to repair soft tissue injuries caused by the bear’s teeth, according to Dr. Charles Breaux, the pediatric surgeon at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction, Colorado. She has “hundreds” of stitches, but no fractures, Breaux said.
Breaux said Kimberly has been the “calmest person in the room” all day.