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Woman Walking Dog In Known Bear Country, Attacked By Bear!!!…Park Rangers Vow To Hunt It Down And Kill It,For Some Reason…

Another wild black bear searching for food in Washington State, attacks a woman and her dog, walking through known bear territory Gig Harbor, Wash.

The dog chased after the bear after seeing it on the side of the road. Armed with nothing but love for her dog, the woman stepped in between the dog and bear to protect the dog, the bear attacked her!(Source)

The victim was later found on the side of the road badly injured along with the dog by another pedestrian who happened by.

The bear had fled the scene.

Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the woman has severe bite wounds on her arm and bite marks on her back but is in good spirits at a Tacoma hospital. The dog survived.(Source)

Now,unfortunately  authorities in the neighborhood are looking for the animal.

In the State of Washington, if a bear attacks or contacts a human,state law mandates that it must be put down.

John Chelminiak a city council member in Washington State, lost an eye to a bear attack.

John Chelminiak a city council member in Washington State, lost an eye to a bear attack.

John Chelminiak, a Bellevue city councilman, was mauled Sept. 17 while walking his dogs at a vacation cabin near Lake Wenatchee. He suffered serious wounds and lost an eye but is recovering.(Source)

Locals say that it is highly unusual for there to be two bear attacks in such a short period of time, within the same general area, but that killing a bear is protocol for any suspected of attacking humans.(Source)

My question is, if human contact equals a death sentence for bears, then why are humans allowed to roam freely in their territory?

It seems like this is unfair for the bear, because a lone human with a dog could be considered an “attractive nuisance” from the hungry bears point-of view.

 

Polar Bear attacks a women in it's habitat...

Polar Bear attacks a women in its habitat...

Authorities from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife spent all day Sunday searching the woods for the bear that attacked the woman, and state that if they do not find it, they will set traps baited with doughnuts in the bears territories in order to capture it, and kill it.

Personally, I am glad no one was killed,…including , so far, the bear!…but I guess the experts may know more about this than I do…

Hunters with a Black Bear they just proudly killed...

Hunters with a Black Bear they just proudly killed...

 

For more on this story…

Examiner

Kirotv.com

USA Today

4 Responses to “Woman Walking Dog In Known Bear Country, Attacked By Bear!!!…Park Rangers Vow To Hunt It Down And Kill It,For Some Reason…”

  1. Now this woman knew she was walking into bear country and she knew she could become a victim and yet she still went ahead and walked her dog. I live in the country I see big bears not just a brown bear or a black bear but big grizzleys and I stay out of their way at all cost and I don’t walk into their space waiting for one to come and eat my lunch. People should stay out of places that have dangerous wildlife for the bears are hungry right now they need food at all cost for the up coming months and will attack anything that moves. So if this bear has now gotten a taste of human blood it will have to be put down for it will go after another human walking in the woods, it will forget all about chasing a rabbit or eating berries.. Smart folks know to stay out of the woods during mating season, winter food gathering, there are other places to walk a dog.. Bears find humans easy pry and very tasteful, never ever go to the woods alone or unarmed a dog just won’t do it..

    • Thanks for letting me know the logic behind putting them down,I can see that.
      I just feel bad for the bear, but I get the reasoning behind euthanizing it.It’s just an all around tragedy!

  2. When you catch the bear, how will you know that you have caught the one that attacked the woman? Have you caught it yet?

    • I had that same question Angela!…hopefully some one who knows will chime in and let us know the answer.
      BTW..I am personally hunting for the bear, i just write about it.LOL..


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