Hikers / Campers Killed by Grizzly Bear

In the spring of 2005, two tourists were hiking through the Alaskan wilderness. They set up camp along the Wolf River for the night. Bears usually keep their distance but for some reason, a female Alaskan Brown Bear, also known as a Grizzly bear, attacked and killed both hikers while they were in camp.

Newspapers in Anchorage reported that the campers did have a 300 WINMAG with them for protection but no shots were fired so authorities speculate the bear took them by surprise. The bodies were found by canoeists going down the river and rangers were called by satellite phone. Rangers tracked the bear and shot it dead.

Black Bear Attack News Articles in (.pdf) Format

WARNING: The Second and third Pictures are of campers mauled by the bear and it's quite gross.

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