Russian bear kills hunter in revenge attack just before succumbing to its wounds in woods
Hunter becomes the hunted: Bear kills hunter in revenge attack just before succumbing to his wounds after being shot in Russian forests
- Russian hunter, 62, pictured in photos with bear he fatally injured nearby
- His skull was shattered and he suffered claw and fangs in the bear attack
- The bear would have been shot earlier from a platform in a tree
A 62-year-old hunter has been killed in a revenge attack by the bear he fatally injured in Russia.
Graphics show the discovery of the man’s body, in the Tulun district of Siberia’s Irkutsk region, with the beast’s carcass 54 meters away.
The unnamed hunter is said to have shot and injured the predator from a platform in a tree.
Perhaps because he thought the brown bear was dead, he descended from the tree and was attacked and killed by the beast in his final act.
This was when the animal is believed to have struck, with its fangs and claws, crushing the man’s skull during the furious forest attack.
A 62-year-old hunter (pictured) has been killed in a revenge attack by the bear he fatally injured in Russia
Perhaps believing that the brown bear was dead, the hunter is believed to have descended from the tree only to be attacked and killed by the beast in his final act
As the 62-year-old man climbed down, the mortally wounded bear (left) killed the hunter (right)
The fighter, who was reported missing, was found after a search was launched in the Siberian region.
“As a 62-year-old man climbed down, the mortally wounded bear attacked and killed him,” Interfax reported.
‘The animal’s carcass was found 50 meters’ [54 yards] from where the man died.’
The hunter’s skull was “crushed” and he suffered claw and fangs in the furious attack, the report said.
The regional office of the Russian Interior Ministry said: “The mortally wounded predator managed to inflict an injury that killed the hunter.”
The unnamed hunter is said to have shot and injured the predator from a platform in a tree in the Tulun district of the Irkutsk region
Bear attacks can be very common in Russia, especially in the country’s national parks.
In June 2021, a brown bear ate and killed a 16-year-old boy in a Russian national park before being stabbed in the neck with a pocket knife by a tourist who was also attacked by the predator.
The beast ate half of the teen, knocked the tourist into the ground and jumped to another as they searched for the missing boy in Ergaki National Park in the Sayan Mountains.
The following month after that attack, 42-year-old tourist Yevgeny Starkov was with a group beginning to pack their tents when the bear struck.
Three fellow campers watched in horror as their friend was mauled and eaten by the drooling beast.
They then fled for seven hours without shoes through the Yergaki Natural Park, in the Krasnoyarsk region of Siberia, to sound the alarm.