What's with all the recent Bear attacks??!!

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    Norway polar bear attack kills one Briton, injures four.

    Norway polar bear attack kills one Briton, injures four - CNN.com
     
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    Bears getting heat stroke? Or the Brits had just eaten a Milky Way?
     
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    It probably has less to do with more bear attacks and more to do with the fact that there was one high profile one in Alaska, which then led to others reporting further incidents that they probably would have ignored except for the alaskan one.

    Its the same thing that happens when you have any high profile event. Have a big bridge collapse, and smaller bridge failures make the news when they wouldn't have without the big event. A big shark attack leads to multiple stories on other shark attacks that wouldn't warrant attention without the big attack.
     
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    I noticed a lot of news articles about bears attacking as well. I know around here, people are asked to NOT feed the bears, because that makes the bear want to approach people more often, thinking it's an easy way for food.
    People think the bear cubs are so damn cute, and feed them, not knowing Mommy bear is watching.
    Of course, this is prolly not the case for all bear attacks, and some of the others responded with great responses as well.
    Or maybe their food has become slacking too, for other reasons??
    Who knows really~
     
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    There is also a huge difference between a black bear attack and a brown/grizzly bear attack. Brown bears are far larger and more aggressive.
     
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    I am not trying to make light of this at all for it is a very sad tragedy indeed, and my heart and prayers go out to those involved. I do want to point out though that these animals have done nothing that we didn't know they would do in the first place. Animals are territorial, and when we enter their grounds we shouldn't be surprised if they attack.

    I live in the Ozark Mountains and up here if someone goes into the woods and gets attacked by a black bear(which is rare) than they go track and kill it. I don't think this is right. The same thing is done often in areas of shark attack.

    If someone enters my home and are not welcomed or invited than I will probably attack too.
     
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    Libs - tell us how these bear attacks are George Bush's fault. We know you want to...
     
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    Whaddya' expect?
    It's a bear market!
     
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    Yep Dabs it is a very bad idea to get bears associating humans with food.

    Once in the smokies I saw some people stop in a new cadillac and start throwing food out the windows to bears. The food was all eaten and then the bears approached the car, leaned up on the car and then slid down I could hear the screetch of claws on metal 50 yds away. I saw all kinds of animation break out in the car. I was just busy laughing mys ass off.
    btw a do not feed the bears sign was within 50 feet of the fools car.

    sometimes justice is served in unexpected ways.
     
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    You are correct. I have never seen a brown/grizzly up close....but I have seen the black bear, plenty of them. But it's not a good idea to feed any bear, people food. But from the news I have read on the attacks, the brown grizzlys are worse.
     

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