Thursday, August 25, 2005

Bear Claws

No, I'm not talking about the pastry. I'm talking about REAL bear claws:
mauling4_small.jpg(image credit: Asylum Eclectica)

These are the claws of a Grizzly Bear, allegedly the one who killed a pair of rafters camping beside the Hulahula River in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). From the Anchorage Daily News:

Officials discovered the bodies and an unused firearm in a tent at a campsite near the river.

The couple, whose names were not released, were believed to be in their late 50s or early 60s, North Slope Borough police said. They were from Anchorage and had been on a recreational rafting trip down the river, Alaska State Troopers said.

The impetus of this post is not that bears attack and kill people, as it happens quite often, but to highlight a website that I found while doing some research. That site is Morbid Fact Du Jour (Where BAD THINGS Happen to GOOD PEOPLE). It also told the story of the bear attack, referencing the Daily News article, AND provided pictures of the dead bear, and the victim's bodies.

After printing the story, here is the disclaimer:

And here's the best part - through the generosity of <anonymous> sources, I was able to obtain for you photographs of the couple as they were found at the campsite, along with an image of the slain bear! Ah, be still my bloody morbid heart! Warning: the pics are...
I have left the images very large because I figure that you, like me, want to be able to zoom in on the ghastliest of details. Consequently, the files are over 800 kb in size. If you'd rather look at the smaller overview version, I have provided links to those as well. Enjoy, sickos!

If you're up to it, visit. Check out the archives. Heh, enjoy, sickos!

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