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Bump
08-05-2011, 02:58 PM
It's sad, but damn, I know if I'm gonna go on a hike where there are bears, especially polar or grizzly bears. I'm bringing some God Damn Guns!


http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/05/polar-bear-kills-one-injures-four-on-british-expedition-to-arctic/?test=latestnews

A polar bear fatally mauled one person and severely injured four other members of a British school group Friday, Norwegian authorities said.

The group of 14 from the British Schools Exploring Society had set up camp on the Svalbard islands, in the far north of Norway.

They were part of a larger group of around 90 people, with most of the adventurers aged in their teens.

"The kids are all between 16 and 20 years old. The boy who died was 17," Svalbard deputy governor Lars Erik Alfheim told AFP.

Alfheim added to Sky News, "We deployed a helicopter with medical and police personnel. Upon arrival, one person was declared dead and four people injured. It was an organized group. They had a camp set up, and this attack happened in the camp." He also said that "investigators [are] trying to figure out exactly what happened."

The injury victims -- who sustained "serious head injuries but have been stabilized," according to the deputy governor -- were taken about 25 miles (40 kilometers) by helicopter to the hospital in the region's administrative center, Longyearbyen, and ambulance airplanes were expected to fly them to the hospital in Tromso, the largest Nordic city north of the Arctic Circle, the statement added.

Authorities were made aware of the attack, near the Von Post glacier, at around 7:30am local time.

The governor's office issued a warning earlier this year, saying in February that the arctic mammals were seen close to Longyearbyen and were chased away at least once.

"The governor asks the public to be cautious when being outdoors ... according to the Svalbard Environmental Act, it is prohibited to seek out and disturb polar bears," it said.

The polar bear in Friday's incident was killed.

Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/scitech/2011/08/05/polar-bear-kills-one-injures-four-on-british-expedition-to-arctic/#ixzz1UBrNWrdf

ct
08-05-2011, 03:01 PM
darwin candidate

Donger
08-05-2011, 03:02 PM
Personal gun ownership isn't really a common thing in the UK.

Pants
08-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Personal gun ownership isn't really a common thing in Europe.

FYP

Bump, you sure do like to speak ill about dead people. What gives?

ct
08-05-2011, 03:03 PM
Personal gun ownership isn't really a common thing in the UK.

How bout Norway?

Bump
08-05-2011, 03:10 PM
FYP

Bump, you sure do like to speak ill about dead people. What gives?

not trying to speak ill of them, but damn.......why would you wander into bear country without some guns? It just blows my mind.

MIAdragon
08-05-2011, 03:10 PM
Did they atleast have bear spray?

Donger
08-05-2011, 03:12 PM
How bout Norway?

I don't know, but I did just look up the UK: fucking CO2 air rifles are on the prohibited list?

LMAO

ChiefsNow
08-05-2011, 03:16 PM
Guns should be a bear essential.

LiveSteam
08-05-2011, 03:17 PM
You ready to go hiking in Grizz country ?
YUP. I got my Glock 17 :huh:

Bwana
08-05-2011, 03:19 PM
Did they atleast have bear spray?

Evidently not.

Bwana
08-05-2011, 03:22 PM
You ready to go hiking in Grizz country ?
YUP. I got my Glock 17 :huh:

Ouch

MOhillbilly
08-05-2011, 03:39 PM
1895 45-70

Radar Chief
08-05-2011, 03:55 PM
Yup.

38yrsfan
08-05-2011, 04:20 PM
A more complete news story says that the bear was shot and killed by a member of the party.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gShwhy-EoVAePSHym65vMZrBCcyQ?docId=20f18cd751e347bbb8883b68a30acbfc (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gShwhy-EoVAePSHym65vMZrBCcyQ?docId=20f18cd751e347bbb8883b68a30acbfc)


Guess they had at least one person armed.

Hog Farmer
08-06-2011, 02:18 AM
Did they atleast have bear spray?


They thought they did but unfortunately they grabbed the bear attractant off the shelf.

Bwana
08-06-2011, 07:25 AM
Did they atleast have bear spray?

Heh, this dude did, but.........

http://billingsgazette.com/news/state-and-regional/montana/article_541fdb65-4e6d-5127-b3b0-6898a5bff0b4.html

Chocolate Hog
08-06-2011, 07:36 AM
Bump you should try it.