I’m sure everyone has heard of the story by now, and 11-year-old boy is camping with his family when later that night, a black bear rips open the tent he is sleeping in and drags him out into the forest while still in his sleeping bag. The parents heard the boy screaming but were not able to locate him and thought that it was an abduction. The boys remains were found 400 yards away and the bear that was later killed was confirmed as the bear involved with the attack. This is also the first bear-related death for Utah.
The crazy thing is that a family that was in the same spot the day before were also harassed by a bear, with the bear actually ripping open a tent and taking a bite out of a pillow. Luckily, no one was injured in that confrontation, but that family is wondering why the family of the slain boy was not notified of a bear having been in the area.
The entire story is horrific for me for a couple of reasons. One being that this is just a horrific way to die. Second being I have a son the same age and I couldn’t possibly imagine losing him like this. I would literally go bat-shit insane. I would probably spend the rest of my life living in the woods with a death wish, slaughtering all bears I track down. Eventually, I would kill a bear sneaking around a campsite in which the family would not only be grateful, but would also have sympathy for me and what I have went through. They would attempt to change me from my rampage on the bear population and put down my pipe bombs and learn to live again and perhaps to love?attack, Bizarre, camping, When Animals Attack