USA: Grizzly bear pulls tourist (65) out of tent and kills her


It was supposed to be a relaxing camping trip, but it ended in a nightmare!

In the United States, a grizzly bear dragged a tourist out of a tent at night and killed her. This is reported by several media outlets.



A hunter with a rifle lands near the site of the accident where the grizzly bear attacked the touristPhoto: Tom Bauer / AP

The victim is Leah Davis Lokan († 65). The Californian was on an XXL bike tour across the United States with her sister and a friend. In the 71-inhabitant nest of Ovando in the US state of Montana, the trio takes a break and pitched his tents near the local post office.

Leah Davis Lokan slept alone. At around three o’clock at night, the grizzly bear roamed the small town, presumably in search of food. According to police, the tourists woke up, stored all food outside the tents, and went back to sleep.

A fatal mistake!


In the midst of this idyll, Leah Davis Lokan († 65) died as a result of a bear attack

In the midst of this idyll, Leah Davis Lokan died as a result of a bear attack Photo: JENNIFER MICHAELIS / AP

About half an hour later, the victim’s sister and her partner were startled by shouts and screams. They rushed out and saw Leah Davis Lokan being dragged out of the tent by the heavy bear. They immediately resorted to an animal repellent spray that they could use to chase the grizzly away.

The couple called the US ambulance service – in vain. The helpers were unable to revive Leah Davis Lokan. The injuries the animal had inflicted on her were too severe.


Grizzly bears can weigh up to 680 kilograms (symbol image)

Grizzly bears can weigh up to 680 kilograms (symbol image)Photo: Getty Images

Ovando, where the attack took place, is in the middle of a wildlife park. A spokesman said the grizzly bear is about to be shot.

The justification: “This is not normal behavior for such an animal. Usually people are only hurt when the bear defends its food or its young. This does not include an attack on a camp. Therefore we react differently than would be the case with normal behavior of the animal. “

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