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  • national_geo_travel - national_geo_travel @national_geo_travel 13 hours ago
  • Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | An Alaskan brown bear chows on sockeye salmon downstream from the well-known Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. During the salmon season, the bears are partially aquatic, spending much of their time with their faces underwater, searching for salmon. Follow me, @kiliiiiyuyan, for more from Alaska and the North. #katmai #bear #Alaska Repost via AIGrow @aigrow.me @natgeotravel Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | An Alaskan brown bear chows on sockeye salmon downstream from the well-known Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. During the salmon season, the bears are partially aquatic, spending much of their time with their faces underwater, searching for salmon. Follow me, @kiliiiiyuyan, for more from Alaska and the North. #katmai #bear #alaska Repost via AIGrow @aigrow.me @natgeotravel
  • Photo by @kiliiiyuyan | An Alaskan brown bear chows on sockeye salmon downstream from the well-known Brooks Falls in Katmai National Park. During the salmon season, the bears are partially aquatic, spending much of their time with their faces underwater, searching for salmon. Follow me, @kiliiiiyuyan, for more from Alaska and the North. #katmai #bear #alaska Repost via AIGrow @aigrow.me @natgeotravel
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  • animalrights_awareness - animal rights awareness @animalrights_awareness 1 day ago
  • from @a_lallie_ -  This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #Bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #Bears of #Katmai, #Alaska attack him? No. 
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Bears are very misunderstood #Animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #Hunter lies about them. 
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Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. 
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There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#TimothyTreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. 
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Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #BearViewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. 
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Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #Wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #SaveBears #RespectBears. 
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Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_
Video ©️ explore.org from @a_lallie_ - This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #bears of #katmai, #alaska attack him? No. _ Bears are very misunderstood #animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #hunter lies about them. _ Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. _ There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#timothytreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. _ Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #bearviewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. _ Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #savebears #respectbears. _ Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_ Video ©️ explore.org
  • from @a_lallie_ - This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #bears of #katmai, #alaska attack him? No. _ Bears are very misunderstood #animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #hunter lies about them. _ Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. _ There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#timothytreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. _ Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #bearviewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. _ Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #savebears #respectbears. _ Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_ Video ©️ explore.org
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  • a_lallie_ - A Lallie, UK @a_lallie_ 2 days ago
  • This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #Bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #Bears of #Katmai, #Alaska attack him? No. 
_
Bears are very misunderstood #Animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #Hunter lies about them. 
_
Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. 
_
There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#TimothyTreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. 
_
Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #BearViewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. 
_
Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #Wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #SaveBears #RespectBears. 
_
Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_
Video ©️ explore.org This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #bears of #katmai, #alaska attack him? No. _ Bears are very misunderstood #animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #hunter lies about them. _ Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. _ There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#timothytreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. _ Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #bearviewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. _ Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #savebears #respectbears. _ Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_ Video ©️ explore.org
  • This guy behaved foolishly and deserves to be charged but as per the point I’ve been making with my recent #bear posts, even though this guy did not respect their space, did these #bears of #katmai, #alaska attack him? No. _ Bears are very misunderstood #animals. The most misunderstood on the planet as far as I’m concerned. They don’t deserve the reputation they have as being big, scary, dangerous beasts so please don’t believe #hunter lies about them. _ Bears don’t tend to view humans as prey nor do they attack for no reason. Bear attacks are very rare and are typically defensive in nature. They also tend to bluff charge first if they feel threatened as they just want humans to leave them alone. According to National Geographic, the chance of you being attacked by a bear is 1 in 1.2 million. _ There have only ever been two human fatalities in Katmai (#timothytreadwell and his girlfriend who I wrote about 2 posts back) and it’s blatantly obvious why that happened but as I wrote on that post, Treadwell spent 13 summers at Katmai getting much closer to these bears than the man in this video did and they never harmed him during any of those summers. _ Tens of thousands of people go bear viewing in Alaska annually and don’t get harmed, which is testament to the true, misunderstood nature of bears. #bearviewing in Alaska also generates 35 million dollars a year proving that it’s not only morally better but economically better to shoot bears through the lens of a camera than the barrel of a gun. _ Please respect the space of bears and maintain a safe distance for our sake and for theirs. Peaceful co-existence with these incredible beings and other #wildlife is more than possible if we simply show them the respect they deserve #savebears #respectbears. _ Caption @a_lallie_ #a_lallie_ Video ©️ explore.org
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  • a_lallie_ - A Lallie, UK @a_lallie_ 2 days ago
  • Whenever I post about #Bears, people try to use #TimothyTreadwell’s story to refute me when his case actually BACKS UP my point that they’re misunderstood. Allow me to explain: 
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#Treadwell preferred the company of bears to humans and the quiet of #Nature to busy cities so he spent 13 summers camping with massive #BrownBears in #Katmai, #Alaska.
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He did everything wrong and ignored all advice. He camped and slept among wild bears, he got far too close, he left food in his tent, he refused to carry bear spray.
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Yet not one #Bear ever hurt him and that’s testament to their true MISUNDERSTOOD nature. Like most wild #Animals, bears don’t tend to view humans as prey or attack for no reason. 
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However Treadwell made one reckless fatal error. After his 13th summer, he camped again in October with his girlfriend but that’s when food is scarce and hungry bears are desperately trying to build up their fat stores before they hibernate for the winter. 
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Even then, none of the hungry bears that he spent 13 years observing harmed him. He then moved his tent away from the open park space into the forest thicket and that’s when he saw a bear he had never seen before. 
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The bear was an older male who was thin, hungry and searching for food. Treadwell even said on his camera that this bear made him feel uneasy and that his girlfriend was scared and wanted to go home. 
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Treadwell chose to stay the night when he should have known better. Later that night, the bear killed him and his girlfriend 💔 . 
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The next day, rangers sadly killed several bears to find the one responsible, which they did 😒 Tens of thousands of people view bears in Alaska annually and to date these are the only two fatalities that Katmai has EVER had. 
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So Treadwell’s story is not proof that bears are inherently dangerous towards humans. It’s proof that they’re not. It just shows that a DESPERATE animal (or human) will do anything to survive and sadly Treadwell’s bad judgment about that one INDIVIDUAL bear cost him his life. 
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If bears kill on average one person a year typically in self defence and humans kill thousands of bears a year for fun and sport - clearly we’re the real danger. 
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#a_lallie_ Whenever I post about #bears, people try to use #timothytreadwell’s story to refute me when his case actually BACKS UP my point that they’re misunderstood. Allow me to explain: _ #treadwell preferred the company of bears to humans and the quiet of #nature to busy cities so he spent 13 summers camping with massive #brownbears in #katmai, #alaska. _ He did everything wrong and ignored all advice. He camped and slept among wild bears, he got far too close, he left food in his tent, he refused to carry bear spray. _ Yet not one #bear ever hurt him and that’s testament to their true MISUNDERSTOOD nature. Like most wild #animals, bears don’t tend to view humans as prey or attack for no reason. _ However Treadwell made one reckless fatal error. After his 13th summer, he camped again in October with his girlfriend but that’s when food is scarce and hungry bears are desperately trying to build up their fat stores before they hibernate for the winter. _ Even then, none of the hungry bears that he spent 13 years observing harmed him. He then moved his tent away from the open park space into the forest thicket and that’s when he saw a bear he had never seen before. _ The bear was an older male who was thin, hungry and searching for food. Treadwell even said on his camera that this bear made him feel uneasy and that his girlfriend was scared and wanted to go home. _ Treadwell chose to stay the night when he should have known better. Later that night, the bear killed him and his girlfriend 💔 . _ The next day, rangers sadly killed several bears to find the one responsible, which they did 😒 Tens of thousands of people view bears in Alaska annually and to date these are the only two fatalities that Katmai has EVER had. _ So Treadwell’s story is not proof that bears are inherently dangerous towards humans. It’s proof that they’re not. It just shows that a DESPERATE animal (or human) will do anything to survive and sadly Treadwell’s bad judgment about that one INDIVIDUAL bear cost him his life. _ If bears kill on average one person a year typically in self defence and humans kill thousands of bears a year for fun and sport - clearly we’re the real danger. _ #a_lallie_
  • Whenever I post about #bears, people try to use #timothytreadwell’s story to refute me when his case actually BACKS UP my point that they’re misunderstood. Allow me to explain: _ #treadwell preferred the company of bears to humans and the quiet of #nature to busy cities so he spent 13 summers camping with massive #brownbears in #katmai, #alaska. _ He did everything wrong and ignored all advice. He camped and slept among wild bears, he got far too close, he left food in his tent, he refused to carry bear spray. _ Yet not one #bear ever hurt him and that’s testament to their true MISUNDERSTOOD nature. Like most wild #animals, bears don’t tend to view humans as prey or attack for no reason. _ However Treadwell made one reckless fatal error. After his 13th summer, he camped again in October with his girlfriend but that’s when food is scarce and hungry bears are desperately trying to build up their fat stores before they hibernate for the winter. _ Even then, none of the hungry bears that he spent 13 years observing harmed him. He then moved his tent away from the open park space into the forest thicket and that’s when he saw a bear he had never seen before. _ The bear was an older male who was thin, hungry and searching for food. Treadwell even said on his camera that this bear made him feel uneasy and that his girlfriend was scared and wanted to go home. _ Treadwell chose to stay the night when he should have known better. Later that night, the bear killed him and his girlfriend 💔 . _ The next day, rangers sadly killed several bears to find the one responsible, which they did 😒 Tens of thousands of people view bears in Alaska annually and to date these are the only two fatalities that Katmai has EVER had. _ So Treadwell’s story is not proof that bears are inherently dangerous towards humans. It’s proof that they’re not. It just shows that a DESPERATE animal (or human) will do anything to survive and sadly Treadwell’s bad judgment about that one INDIVIDUAL bear cost him his life. _ If bears kill on average one person a year typically in self defence and humans kill thousands of bears a year for fun and sport - clearly we’re the real danger. _ #a_lallie_
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