Monday, August 27, 2012


While we're watching Isaac and wondering where it will come ashore, it's instructive to understand that we're not always on the top of the food chain, as this photographer in Denali National Park learned.
The photographs in the recovered camera show the bear grazing and not acting aggressively. Spokeswoman Maureen McLaughlin said the bear did not even appear aware of the hiker until the final photos, which show the animal looking toward the camera. A few hours after the attack Friday, hikers stumbled upon White's backpack roughly 150 yards from his remains, McLaughlin said. The hikers also spotted blood and torn clothing, and immediately hiked back and alerted staff park. Rangers in a helicopter spotted a large male grizzly bear sitting on the hiker's remains, which they called a "food cache" in the underbrush.
In the final analysis, we're just protein, Either for the worms or the bears, whichever gets to us first.


Old NFO said...

Darwin won that round... Just sayin...

Gerry N. said...

People have to relearn constantly that only numbers or possesion of a powerful repeating firearm make Humans apex predators. Ignore that at your peril.

Gerry N.