Polar Bear Kills One In Norway

Norway Ministry Of The Environment, Bear Hunting Magazine
08/05/2011

Update August 8, 2011
Police in Norway released information today that guides with the teenagers did try and shoot the polar bear numerous times, but that a rifle, which was fired four times, did not work. A flare gun was then tried, but also failed. Finally, after reloading the original rifle, a shot was able to be taken and the bear was hit and subsequently killed.

Original News Flash:
A teenage boy from Britain was killed earlier today and four others severely injured (ages 16, 17, 27 and 29) after a polar bear attacked their tents during a school trip to the Norwegian Arctic archipelago of Svalbard. They were among a group of thirteen from a British school who were at the Von Postbreen glacier.

Officials stated that the polar bear was killed. Local residents shoot around three polar bears a year because of hostile encounters.



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