Response Paper 11

Response Paper 11 - incident recovered an audiotape of the...

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November 6, 2007 Matt Doherty Come Quick! I’m Being Eaten by a Bear , Cynthia Dusel-Bacon Response Paper #11 When a Bear Strikes Timothy Treadwell was a wild man. He lived with bears for 13 years in the Alaska wilderness. After overdosing on heroin and cocaine in the late 1980s, he became infatuated with grizzly bears after a trip into the Alaskan wilderness, and attributed his newfound relationship with bears to be the reason for his recovery from addiction. Treadwell and his girlfriend, Amie Huguenard, had been living in a certain section of the Alaskan wilderness for a few weeks. During this time, a food scarcity had happened for the grizzly bears, which had become more active than usual. The bears were hungry for food, and Treadwell and his girlfriend were the perfect opportunity. Found by their pilot, dead and most of their bodies consumed at Kaflia Bay, Katmai National Park, Alaska on October 6, 2003. State Troopers investigating the
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Unformatted text preview: incident recovered an audiotape of the attack. Only a few days before, Treadwell filmed himself with the bear that killed him in the background, while commenting that it was a bear just like this one older, struggling to bulk up for the winter that posed the most threat to humans. The two were killed on the last night before their pickup, after spending several months in the Alaskan wilderness. The attack on Treadwell was similar to the one on Cynthia Dusel-Bacon in the fact that a bear attacked. But Dusel-Bacon was much luckier. She escaped with her life, only losing two limbs still severe, nonetheless but nowhere near losing her life. Hopefully the stories of Timothy Treadwell and Cynthia Dusel-Bacon will open the eyes of outdoorsmen around the world to be more careful around bears. After all, they are capable of anything, especially when theyre hungry....
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