Yeepers!

2:50 p.m. on November 18, 2010 (EST)
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A series of photos taken of a grizzly charging towards a photographer as it was chasing a wounded bison.

http://www.krtv.com/news/grizzly-versus-bison-the-rest-of-the-story/

3:47 p.m. on November 18, 2010 (EST)
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I have seen this. The bison was wounded in some thermals. After it ran into the woods the bear gave up however park rangers later located the bison and put him down because of the severe burns.

7:46 p.m. on November 18, 2010 (EST)
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So they didn't let the Grizzly have the Bison?

Interesting shots in of the bear with all four feet off the ground.


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Hover Bear!

10:30 p.m. on November 18, 2010 (EST)
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The secret is out!  This is how bears can move so fast!

6:29 a.m. on November 19, 2010 (EST)
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That's an amazing series of pictures.

We went to Yellowstone in August and saw lots of bison and one black bear, no grizzlies though.

9:32 a.m. on November 19, 2010 (EST)
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So, the bison's award for outrunning the bear is a bullet to the head?  What a letdown!  So much for letting nature take its course.  Not knowing all the circumstances I may be missing some vital info but it seems like a better idea to let nature do its thing, maybe the buff would have recovered, maybe not. 

10:26 a.m. on November 19, 2010 (EST)
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When I was in Denali Park in Alaska in 1979 a Caribou got stuck in the spring on a small island in a major stream, couldn't wade the current. A grizzly bear found it after it had gotten weak and in front of tourists going by in the tour buses, killed then feasted on the Caribou for a week with her two cubs.

8:46 a.m. on November 20, 2010 (EST)
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That's an interesting story, thanks for posting gonzan.

I'm glad I was not the bison, that bear looks very determined doesn't he?

4:10 p.m. on November 20, 2010 (EST)
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That's crazy!  It almost doesn't seem real....how did that photographer not get trampled?

10:02 a.m. on November 23, 2010 (EST)
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The photographer said the bear was so intent on chasing the bison that it didn't even seem to notice him.

Here is a photo of another charging Grizzly taken by a local amature photographer, but this time it was actually charging the guy. He won a Nat Geo contest for it as well.


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Click on the link below to see the photo full size.  

http://images.nationalgeographic.com/wpf/media-live/energizer_2010/images/large/action-energy-86c38a1f-6039-41e2-b8dd-d00f718e6528.jpg

Here is the news article from our paper with an interview of the photographer:

http://www.timesfreepress.com/news/2010/nov/05/and-the-winner-is/

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