In a gruesome incident, a 62-year-old hunter in Russia has been killed in a revenge attack on a bear he had mortally wounded.
Quoting Russian news agency interfax, newsweek Reportedly, an unidentified hunter attempted to kill a wild animal from a platform in Tulun district of Russia’s Irkutsk region. Perhaps believing that the grizzly bear was dead, he merely descended from the stage and in his final act was attacked and killed by the animal. The bear allegedly crushed the man’s skull and started clawing at him.
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The 62-year-old, who was reported missing, was traced after patrolling the forest. His blood-soaked corpse was found with claws and sharp wounds. At the same time, the body of the bear was found about 50 meters away from the hunter.
According to the outlet, the regional office of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs said “the mortally wounded hunter managed to inflict an injury that led to the hunter’s death”.
It is still unclear which species of bear attacked the hunter. However, the brown bear and the Kamchatka brown bear can be found all over Russia. They can weigh up to 1,300 pounds and stand up to 7 feet on two legs.
Bear attacks are common in Russia. According to newsweekIn 2021, a camper was eaten by a bear as three of his friends watched in horror. The animal attacked friends in a Russian national park and killed one of them.
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In the same year, a 24-year-old Russian woman was never seen again when she disappeared in a forest near Severouralsk. His remains were not found, however, so officials suspected the bear was responsible for the incident. He also believed that the bear may have buried his remains.
Bears are generally not aggressive towards humans unless they feel agitated or weak. They do not usually attack humans to eat. A bear is most likely to attack when food or its cubs are involved.