Bear mauls man: An Alaska man who gave a black bear barbecue meat was later mauled by the animal, officials said.
The beat was “pretty much goaded” into attacking the man at Eklutna Lake Campground near Anchorage on Saturday, said Department of Fish and Game spokesman Ken Marsh, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
He threw a piece of meat at the bear, which ate it, but when he offered another “that’s when it kind of went ballistic,” Alaska State Troopers spokeswoman Beth Ipsen told the paper.
“He’d been drinking,” she said.
The incident took place when he was drinking and went for a bike ride.
He was charged with illegally feeding wildlife.
Rangers said they later found him washing himself off at a campground. “He wasn’t terribly coherent,” Marsh said. “He was unsure of where the attack actually happened.”
The news comes just days after Alaska officials killed a black bear near the deadly scene of another mauling. The bear was found to have had human remains inside its stomach, according to Sky News.
Robert Weaver, 64, was killed earlier this month near a cabin in George Lake in a remote part of the state.
“Mr Weaver’s remains were found in the bear’s stomach,” Ipsen told the network.