Hikers find bear eating human remains near Great Smoky Mountains campsite


Hikers find bear eating human remains near Great Smoky Mountains campsite



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  • Exceedingly rare. Lightning strike rare. And usually conditional. I’d not be concerned. Standard bear awareness and food storage.

  • Hadn’t seen this posted yet. I have a trip planned here in two weeks and got an alert email from the park. We are supposed be staying at a site adjacent to this.

    Scary stuff but since they euthanized they bear I think we will keep our plans.

    Bears don’t really scare me but this story is disturbing.

  • Black bears are oversized trash pandas. My money is on the guy being dead before the bear found him.

  • Is it too soon to make a “Please don’t feed the bears” joke?

  • Other news articles confirmed the bear was euthanized after this. Poor bear. Just wanted a meal, maybe just took advantage of an already dead corpse from other causes, got to pay for it with their life.

    I understand why people feel the need to do this, it’s just unfortunate.

    Sorry for the guy and his family as well.

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