Man Mauled To Death By Bear…This Is Exactly Why You Shouldn’t Do “Selfies” With Wild Animals
WARNING DISTRESSING CONTENT: The images contained in the video below depict a wild animal fatally mauling a human being, viewer discretion highly advised.
Every now and then, you see stories like this in the news. You would think (‘think’ being the key word here), that a grown man would have the common sense to not approach a wild animal in his own element, sadly for the individual in this instance, he did not and it cost him his life.
Instead of notifying the proper authorities of a wild animal in obvious distress, this genius made the fatal decision to get danger close and take a “selfie” with the animal. If you happen to come across something similar…please do NOT do what this man did, you may lose the opportunity for a killer selfie…but at least you’ll go home alive to your family.
The incident happened on Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018, near Papadahandi, in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha, India.
Prabhu Bhatara was attacked after getting too close to the injured animal as he tried to take a photo. A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly stopped and tried to take a selfie with it. Prabhu Bhatara was on his way home from a wedding when he jumped out of the SUV he was travelling in to go to the toilet. He is believed to have spotted the injured bear and tried to take a selfie with the animal, it is claimed.
Others in the vehicle cautioned him against taking the photo, but he was attacked when he got too close. Forest officials – who had to tranquilise the bear to recover his body. As you can see in the video below, a stray dog tried to fight with the bear but failed to save the man.