Patel was about to begin hiking with four friends in Apshawa Preserve when they met a man and a woman at the entrance who told them there was a bear nearby and advised them to turn around. They continued on, found the bear, and Patel and another hiker took photos. They turned and began walking away, but the bear followed them. The hikers ran in different directions and found that Patel was missing when they regrouped. Authorities found Patel's body after searching for two hours. A black bear found in the vicinity was killed and a necropsy revealed human remains in its digestive tract. According to the State Department of Environmental Protection, this was the first fatal bear attack on a human in New Jersey on record. This happened in 2014.
Bear attacks are more common than known to us.
His colleague was so down psychologically that we had to accompany her home back to India - Gujarat - Ahmedabad with psychological counseling with a psychiatric trained female nurse on her flight.
There are some precautions you can take, of course. Never go out alone. Carry a bear bell. Get ahold of some bear spray. Brush up on your mammalian psychology so you can look convincingly unappetizing if (when) they decide to take you down. Maybe then, if you’ve got the gods on your side, you might make it back to the parking lot.
Bears look like Teddy Bear toys but ultimately it is a wild animal.
More recent was the case of Eric Johnson in 2017.
Johnson, a contract employee for Pogo Mine, was killed while collecting soil samples. The bear was shot and killed by mine personnel.
Other Bear Incidents in the United States -
Weaver was attacked by a black bear while walking back to his cabin on George Lake, according to his wife, who was able to flee inside the cabin and was uninjured. A 230 lb (104.3 kg) adult male black bear on the scene was killed by troopers and found to have some of Weaver's remains in his stomach.
Hollingsworth was attacked by a 250 lb (113.4 kg) black bear while walking her dog at a country club. Nearly a month later and after eleven surgeries, she died from a massive brain hemorrhage, which doctors believe was a result of the attack. The bear was tracked, shot, and killed.
Adolph's remains were found by police dogs after she was reported missing. She was an elder in the Xaxli'p First Nation. There was evidence that bears fed on Adolph's remains, and tried to enter her house. An autopsy confirmed that she died from a bear attack. Five bears suspected of being involved were killed by conservation officers, and DNA tests confirmed that one of the dead bears killed Adolph
Kandra was a bear caretaker on the property of Sam Mazzola that kept exotic pets. The bear was out of its cage for feeding. Prior to the attack, Sam Mazzola had his license to exhibit animals revoked but was still allowed to keep the animals on his property. He also accumulated dozens of dangerous, exotic animals despite past convictions and losing his license after animal rights activists complained he was making money by letting people wrestle bears.
Tips on fending off a Bear Attack
How to Fight a Bear - The first step is to identify what type of bear you are fighting. Black bears are usually smaller and do not have large hunches on their backs. A grizzly will be larger and have a large ridge on its shoulders. Do not base it solely on color, as grizzlies can be black and black bears can be brown. Additionally, a sloth bear, found in India, has black shaggy fur with a long, extended snout. Additionally, they will have long, curled claws resembling a sloth. A polar bear’s defining feature is its white fur, and it will likely be longer than other bears in the body and in the head.
You will need to identify possible weaknesses within the bear. If it is injured, you may have a better target. Be careful, though. Your goal should be destruction, not irritation. If you simply scratch a bear’s wound, it will become even more enraged and more deadly. You should also use the terrain to your advantage. Try and bring the bear to a sloped area where it can not balance on its hind legs. Once it is on its hind legs, it is in an excellent position to swipe, so steer clear of dangerous paws. Also try to stay on a higher elevation than the bear, making you seem more intimidating and preventing the bear from attacking as easily.
Bears are predatory animals, so their eyes are located in the front of their heads, making it easier to see their prey. The bear can not rotate its head easily, so attacks from the side are more beneficial. Be cautious, however. Bears can still attack horizontally, so you will still meet resistance.
When attacking, try and use your legs as much as possible. A solid kick to the bear’s gut can help you. Be sure to pull your leg in quickly after you’ve attacked, as the bear may try and take out your legs. Attacking the bear’s head may allow you to inflict whiplash on your opponent. If you do punch, make sure to punch squarely on the nose. Avoid punching, however. Your arms are vulnerable, and standard punches will do nearly nothing to the bear.
You need to grab anything you can to use as a weapon. Avoid bending over or squatting, as you will make yourself look smaller and less intimidating. Use rocks or sticks to attack at the bear’s sensitive spots: eyes, nose, belly, neck, and haunches. When fighting a bear, the goal is not to kill the beast; you won’t be able to. However, if you can get enough hits in and tire it out, the bear may just give up and leave you alone.
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