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Grizzly attack

From the article it looks like so far everyone has survived, but several remain in the hospital at this time.

http://news.yahoo.com/grizzly-bear-attacks-seven-teens-alaska-062207870.html

 

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It really sucks for these

It really sucks for these kids.  I know one of them was from my state of New Mexico.  it has been all over the news here.  Its just one of those things you really can't stop when it comes to Grizzly sows with cubs.   

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Another case of being in the

Another case of being in the wrong place at the wrong time.  You would think since there were on a hike with a experienced leader that they would of been making some noise as they hiked along but then it happened near a river so quite possibly the bear didn't hear them until it was too late for them. 

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A very tragic event,

A very tragic event, especially when kids are involved  and just out trying to learn instead of getting into trouble somewhere. Hopefully they will fully recover without any serious affects other than the memory. It sounds like they were in some thick brush when it happened  and were totally caught by surprise.

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It's hard to second guess

It's hard to second guess what really happened. What does surprise me according the Anchorage paper only three or four hikers had bear spray. Other than that it sounds like they were doing what they were suposed to. Sows w/cubs are just to freakin' touchy and unpredictable. I think if the sow had heard them coming she and the cubs would have gone packing.

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Yep, as Critter says, caught

Yep, as Critter says, caught in the wrong place at the wrong time.  This is one of those cases where neither creature, man or Grizzly, is at fault.  The kids were out learning about survival, and the bear was thinking about the survival of her cub.

Glad to see that none of them have died yet, but I did hear there were a couple that were life threatening.  Hopefully they will pull through.

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