Man Dies After Trying To Take Selfie With A Bear (Photos)

This is the shocking moment a man was mauled to death after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with a bear. See SWNS story SWBEAR. Prabhu Bhatara was returning home from a wedding when he jumped out of the SUV he was in to go to the toilet and spotted the injured bear, it is claimed. Others in the vehicle cautioned him against taking the photo, it is claimed, but he was attacked when he got to close. Forest officials – who had to tranquilise the bear to recover his body – said a stray dog tried to fight with the bear but failed to save the man.

 

A taxi driver was mauled to death after he stopped his cab to take a picture with a bear.

Prabhu Bhatara was returning home from a wedding when he jumped out of the SUV he was in to go to the toilet and spotted the injured bear, it is claimed.

His passengers told him that he shouldn’t approach the bear for his selfie, but he ended up getting too close and was attacked by the animal. A stray dog tried to fight with the bear but was unable to save the man. Forest officials eventually tranquilised the bear so that they could get to his body. Local reports said that the bear was trying to drink water from a pond when Mr Bhatara approached.

Forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra said: ‘Bhatara died on the spot. The bear is being treated for its injuries.’

The incident happened on Wednesday near Papadahandi in Nabarangpur district of Odisha, India.

This is the shocking moment a man was mauled to death after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with a bear. See SWNS story SWBEAR. Prabhu Bhatara was returning home from a wedding when he jumped out of the SUV he was in to go to the toilet and spotted the injured bear, it is claimed. Others in the vehicle cautioned him against taking the photo, it is claimed, but he was attacked when he got to close. Forest officials – who had to tranquilise the bear to recover his body – said a stray dog tried to fight with the bear but failed to save the man.

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