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Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages

By The Siberian Times reporter
18 September 2017

Staff and passengers at Nyagan airport in fear of bear patrolling the runway and trying to break into terminal.

The attack came amid warnings especially in neighbouring Khanti-Mansi region that people are besieged by bears seeking to stock fat before hibernation

An oil worker was killed and disembowelled by brown bears in Yamalo-Nenets region. The eviscerated remains of the shift worker's body was found beside a road connecting oil capital Surgut to Salekhard. 

The bears have covered the body with tree branches evidently intending to return.

Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages


Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages


Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages

The attack came amid warnings especially in neighbouring Khanti-Mansi region that people are besieged by bears seeking to stock fat before hibernation.

Rangers receive daily calls from all over the region asking to send patrols to protect people, according to reports.

'As of now we have 15 calls from people begging to save them from bears,' said the wildlife and control service in Khanty-Mansi.

'The animals are very active, they are seen right on the outskirts of settlements, scaring people and making them feel besieged. 

'In each of the cases we check how serious  the situation is and whether our help is really needed.'

Recently a large bear was shot at the airport in Nyagan, the birthplace of Russian tennis star Maria Sharapova. 

The bear had 'terrorising' airport staff and passengers, patrolling the tarmac for two weeks.

'He walked the tarmac and was seen in various spots around the airport building,' according to one report. 'People were panicking.

'Both passengers and staff members were really scared of the bear as no-one could predict what he was up to. 

'Passengers didn't walk to walk outside the airport terminal.'

Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages


Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages


Oil worker killed and eaten by hungry bears as beasts besiege towns and villages

Comments (6)

I would like to say, wouldn’t it be bad for people to drop food for them. Like yes itd be better for the people and what not. But if you make that habit won’t the bears relay on that more than fending for themselves? Or is that just me over thinking. I totally see where that idea is going and why it’s a good one. But we’ve always influenced their environment by taking more land (all around the world and in wildlife in general) I’ll say I don’t much about bears specifically but I feel like that’s soemthing to think about as well. Why not trank (totally not spelled right) them and relocate further away.
Mikayla , USA
21/09/2019 13:30
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So, is bear spray being sold anywhere at the airport?
Scipio, USA
21/09/2017 01:53
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Well at least now I know what useful thing we can use pedophiles for.
Elizabeth, USA
20/09/2017 12:16
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Are uncensored images available anywhere?
Jordan, Estonia
19/09/2017 22:41
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Exactly, put a food drop in exactly the opposite direction 5 miles away, they will smell it and leave. I am sure you could shoot the bear... good that you don't it is only looking for food -aren't we all
Grant HIbbs, Delta BC - Canada
18/09/2017 23:45
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so what is the problem? the bears are hungry. they must eat before the winter. so get some food out there into remote areas or where the bears have been seen. they get fat and will go to sleep. it is MAN who is intruding into their territory. so it should be MAN fixing it. as simple as that.
Benedikt MORAK, Moscow
18/09/2017 21:34
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