Man Mauled to Death by Bear While Taking Selfie With It

  • Man Mauled to Death by Bear While Taking Selfie With It

Man Mauled to Death by Bear While Taking Selfie With It

According reports, Bahatra spotted the bear in the forest on his way from Kotapad to Papadahandi with some passengers, who were returning from a wedding function, in a Bolero.

Local reports said that the bear was trying to drink water from a pond when Mr Bhatara approached. As he was getting his selfie, Bhatara slipped and got too close to the bear. A stray dog had intervened in the struggle, biting the larger animal, according to The Independent.

Bhatara's bosom buddy, however, keeps a safe distance while fixing his smartphone's camera lens on the humdrum spectacle of his friend being torn to pieces by a wild animal. The forest officials were able to recover the body only Wednesday night, after tranquilising the bear.

The attack occurred six miles away from the closest forest office, so forest rangers could not come to Bhatara's aid in time.

According to forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra said Bhatara "died on the spot".

Park rangers had to tranquilize the bear that killed Prabhu Bhatara so the man's body could be removed. Last December, a 50-year-old man was crushed to death by a wild elephant after he tried to take a selfie with it. As Newsweek noted, two people were killed in separate incidents late previous year when they tried to take selfies with wild elephants. "We can't have visitors creating unsafe situations for themselves and others".