Horrific Video Footage of Man being Mauled to Death by Bear when he Attempts Selfie with the Animal

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A man was mauled to death by a wounded bear this week when he foolishly tried to take a selfie alongside the animal, according to reports.

The victim, identified by local media as Prabhu Bhatara, was driving a group of people home from a wedding when he stopped to relieve himself in a forest area in the eastern Indian state of Odisha.

Bhatara then spotted an injured bear and for some reason, decided to take a selfie with the creature, according to the report. When the man approached, the bear’s fight instinct immediately kicked in.

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Stray dog tries to help the man out. Credit: Africa Cable Network

Horrific video of the incident filmed by a bystander shows the bear attacking Bhatara, as terrified witnesses scream.

“Bhatara died on the spot,” forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told a news outlet.

A stray dog even attempted to go after the bear by barking at it, but Bhatara could not be saved.

Bhatara’s death is Odisha’s third selfie-related fatality since December. A 50-year-old man was crushed to death by a wild elephant while trying to take a selfie with the animal in December, according to local media. Also that month, a youth was crushed to death while taking a selfie, also with an elephant, reports said.

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2 thoughts on “Horrific Video Footage of Man being Mauled to Death by Bear when he Attempts Selfie with the Animal

  1. I think you want to put some adults in charge of your web content. How do you think his family and friends feel about that. Grow up folks.

    1. Are you suggesting that his content needs to be censored because it might upset the family and friends of the deceased? As if they aren’t already upset. The video may very well serve the purpose of preventing this scenario with someone else, then at least, his death will not have been in vain. In any event, who are you to say what should and should not be posted?

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