Brown bear mauls hunter to death in ‘revenge attack’ and ‘crushes’ bloke’s skull

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A vengeful bear has killed a 62-year-old hunter by crushing his skull after the man had shot and mortally wounded the beast.

Graphic pictures coming out of Russia show the man's body lying nearby to the beast's carcass.

According to Interfax news agency, the unnamed hunter is believed to have shot and wounded the predator from a platform in a tree in the Tulun district of Irkutsk region.

Perhaps believing the brown bear was dead, he descended from the tree only to be attacked and killed by the beast in its final act.

"When a 62-year-old man climbed down, the mortally wounded bear attacked and killed him,” reported Interfax.

“The carcass of the animal was found 50 metres from the place where the man died.”

The skull of the hunter was “crushed” and he suffered claw and fang wounds in the furious attack.

“The mortally wounded predator managed to inflict an injury from which the hunter died,” said the regional office of the Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs.

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The hunter had been reported missing, which is how officials managed to track him down.

The macabre scene was located after a search party had been organised in the Siberian region.
Bear attacks in Russia are common, however.

Last year, a tragic teen was savaged to death by a bear who devoured "half of his body" when he took a shortcut into more dangerous paths in a Russian national park.

Two other tourists were confronted by the ferocious predator nine hours later when they went to look for the 16-year-old tour guide and were confronted by the bear who lunged at them.

One of the men managed to stab the animal in the neck with a pen knife several times before playing-dead and the other rushed back to raise the alarm.

Inspectors at Ergaki National Park made a grim discovery when they discovered the bear lying on the 16-year-old boy's half-eaten body some 500 yards from the tourist camp in the Sayan Mountains.

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