😱☕ Mornings in Arizona Just Got More ‘Grizzly’: Unanticipated Bear Attack Leaves Man Dead 🐻
TL:DR;: In a shockingly unprovoked incident, an Arizona man was killed by a bear while sipping on his morning coffee. Despite neighbors’ heroic attempts to distract the bear, the creature didn’t let go until shot by a local resident. This serves as a brutal reminder for those living or camping in wild regions to remain cautious. 😲🏕️
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Imagine having your peaceful morning routine disrupted by a furry, ferocious visitor? Well, that’s exactly what happened to 66-year-old Steven Jackson in the Groom Creek area of Prescott, Arizona. One minute he’s sipping coffee, the next he’s being dragged 75 feet down an embankment by a black bear.🐻☕ Could there BE a more alarming way to start your day?
Prompted by Jackson’s cries for help, brave neighbors attempted to scare the bear away using a symphony of car horns and shouts, but alas, the bear held on to its morning prey. So, what does it take to make a bear rethink its breakfast choice? 💔🔊
Only when a neighbor picked up his rifle and shot the animal did it release Jackson. But by the time authorities arrived, both the man and the bear were pronounced dead. 💔🚔
Jackson was said to be building a cabin in a heavily wooded, remote area, far from the familiar city noise and closer to the raw wilderness. His family, living out-of-state, has been notified of the unfortunate event.
Now here’s something to chew on 🍖 – The Arizona Game and Fish Department reported that the bear was a 6 to 10-year-old male. The thing is, there were zero reports of any wildlife in the community acting aggressively. So, why did this bear decide to break the peace? Could it have been just hungry or was it something more sinister?🤔🕵️♂️
Even though this bear attack didn’t occur near campsites, it’s a wake-up call for folks who love their camping. Remember folks, lock up your food and don’t leave items around that might look like an invite for a furry party. And shooting bears? That’s a strict no-no unless you or someone else is in immediate danger.🏕️🔒
Bear attacks are indeed rare in Arizona and across North America, but they aren’t unheard of. Back in 2011, volunteer firefighter Lana Hollingsworth was mauled by a starving bear while walking her dog, ultimately leading to her death after seven surgeries. This recent incident marks the 15th bear attack in Arizona since 1990 and the second one with a tragic end.🚑🐻
So, are you prepared for the unexpected? If you live in black bear country, it’s common to see these creatures roaming around. They weigh between 125-400 pounds, stand 3 to 3 ½ feet tall, roam areas between 7 to 15 square miles, and are most active at dawn and dusk. 🐾🌲
So, if you’re planning your next camping trip or choosing to live close to nature, what precautions will you take to avoid being part of such a tragic statistic? And what more can be done to ensure humans and wildlife can peacefully coexist? 🏞️💭
Disclaimer: This article does not provide advice on how to handle encounters with wildlife. It is purely a recounting of events and must not be treated as professional advice. Turnt Up News does not endorse