First Roy Horn gets mauled by one of his white tigers. Now this from MSNBC:

A self-taught bear expert who once called Alaska’s brown bears harmless was one of two people fatally mauled in a bear attack in the Katmai National Park and Preserve.

THE BODIES OF Timothy Treadwell, 46, and Amie Huguenard, 37, both of Malibu, Calif., were found Monday at their campsite when a pilot arrived who was supposed to take them to Kodiak, state troopers said Tuesday.

Treadwell, co-author of “Among Grizzlies: Living With Wild Bears in Alaska,” spent more than a dozen summers living alone with and videotaping Katmai bears. Information on Huguenard was not immediately available.

If I were the Crocodile Hunter, I believe I’d be going on vacation right about now.

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  1. JohnC says:

    There was this great hack “B” film about the UV driving the animals mad up in the mountains. I think we can conclude from this research that the rise in animal attacks are a direct result of the ozone hole.

  2. hln says:

    You were much nicer than I in posting about this, with your just-the-facts stance.

    I, on the other hand, had a bit of fun.


  3. I think this guy could be a candidate for this year’s Darwin awards? If this incident isn’t evolution in action, I don’t know what is.