A park visitor was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday and hiked miles to safety with severe facial injuries, park officials said. The man, in his late 50s, was taking photographs of bears when he was attacked, according to a statement from the park.

What did this man honestly expect the bears to do, stand there and smile? Did he think the bear was coming closer to him because the lighting wasn’t right?

He must have captured the bear’s bad side on film – that would piss me off enough to claw someone nearly to death.

According to some statement that some guy with an official title gave, park visitors are encouraged to travel in groups, make noise and carry pepper spray.

Apparently using some common sense isn’t required or suggested anymore.

  1. People are so stupid when it comes to dealing with wild animals sometimes. But then again, maybe the guy was experienced and it was that 1 in 1000 occassion that fate just threw his way.

  2. Some people huh?

    That’s pretty pathetic. Did he ask the bears if they wanted their picture taken? Not everyone like their photo being taken do they – I certainly don’t!

    Hoping the bears weren’t distressed because of him.

  3. I feel bad for the bears. He was just stupid. There’s really no other way to say it.

  4. OMG That’s funny, and not. I do feel bad for the bears, but this guy takes the cake on the no commen sense department.

  5. Personally, I’m rooting for more bear attacks.