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13 Year Old Boy Attacked By Bear

Sad news for both a boy and a trash aware black bear as the boy sits recovering in a hospital and the bear lies in the morgue. This is a story you should all read and be aware of because as you know there are often multiple factors in any event. We like to champion the one where humans are more than often the victims not the cause.

Sad news for both a boy and a trash aware black bear as the boy sits recovering in a hospital and the bear lies in the morgue. This is a story you should all read and be aware of because as you know there are often multiple factors in any event. We like to champion the one where humans are more than often the victims not the cause.

Sad news for both a boy and a trash aware black bear as the boy sits recovering in a hospital and the bear lies in the morgue. This is a story you should all read and be aware of because as you know there are often multiple factors in any event. We like to champion the one where humans are more than often the victims not the cause.

Sad news for both a boy and a trash aware black bear as the boy sits recovering in a hospital and the bear lies in the morgue. This is a story you should all read and be aware of because as you know there are often multiple factors in any event. We like to champion the one where humans are more than often the victims not the cause.

Last week camping just outside of Leadville, CO a young man was sleeping soundly when a black bear started chewing on him. These are the facts plain and simple.

What folks like to neglect highlighting is that there are reports that there were a bunch of other campers in the area with tons of yummy and delicious food smells emanating from coolers and grills and yes clothing. I truly feel for the boy, it was a shame he was attacked especially when other campers reportedly new the bear was in the camp rummaging through trash and coolers, why did they not attempt to scare the bear off when it started it's search or food? Why did they not practice safe and smart camping by hanging bear bags and washing properly and cleaning up after themselves?

I understand that it sucks, and perhaps this bear was just looking for trouble…much like a kid in a candy store, the bear was doing what bears do, EATING what was readily available!!

OK so the bear is dead the boy is traumatized and fortunately healing well, but please understand that the bear was just as much a victim if not more so than the boy. It was baited in by the other camper's laziness and then killed for acting like a bear!

So please for your sake and that of nature be aware and utilize a little common sense and caution and try and be a bit more Bear Aware.

Yeti
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