Man Mauled to Death by Bear While Trying to Take Selfie [video]

Man Mauled to Death by Bear While Trying to Take Selfie

File this under “Stupid Things that can get you Killed”.

A tour guide decided to take a selfie with a bear. For the record, the bear was having a bad day, and eventually so did the tour guide. [GRAPHIC]

As the New York Post reported,

A man was mauled to death by a wounded bear this week when he foolishly tried to take a photograph alongside the apex predator — the third wild animal-related selfie fatality in this region of India in less than a year, according to reports.

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The victim, identified by local media as Prabhu Bhatara, was driving a group of people home from a wedding in an SUV when he stopped to relieve himself in a forest area in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday evening, the Hindustan Times reported.

Bhatara then spotted an injured bear and for some reason, decided to take a selfie with the creature, according to the report. When the man approached, the bear’s fight instinct immediately kicked in.

“Bhatara died on the spot,” forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told the news outlet.

Horrific video of the incident filmed by a bystander shows the bear attacking Bhatara, as terrified witnesses scream.

Apparently some bears don’t like having their pictures taken?

Too much? Ok, how about this? Some people need to leave nature alone, or they can find themselves the butt of Kevin Jackson’s jokes?

Who does this?! Who decides to approach a wild animal in its domain and get a selfie? That’s stuff white tourists do, not indigenous Indians!

Watch as this tourist tempts a lion out for a leisurely stroll:

That’s nothing compared to the move made by this woman at a Beijing wildlife park.

It turns out the couple was arguing, which is why the woman got out.

Although the wife survived, she suffered major damage. Her mother who jumped out to help her was killed by the tiger.

In this incident, young girls ignore warnings to stay many yards away from bison.

 

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