Bears Love Meatballs, and Aren’t Afraid of Guns

“He had the refrigerator door open,” Ball said. “… He had all these drawers laying around and there was food everywhere.” Ball said the hungry bear tore through the freezer, eating tuna and Costco meatballs.

via La Crescenta Black Bear: Meatball-Eating Black Bear Returns to La Crescenta – ktla.com.

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The report analyzed 269 armed human-bear encounters in Alaska between 1883 and 2009, and found that the use of guns made no statistical difference in the outcomes, and many people were mauled or killed anyway — 151 human injuries and 172 bear fatalities.

via Study – Guns Not Best Defense Against Angry Bear – NYTimes.com.