NYPost A man was mauled to death by a wounded bear this week when he foolishly tried to take a photograph alongside the apex predator — the third wild animal-related selfie fatality in this region of India in less than a year, according to reports. The victim, identified by local media as Prabhu Bhatara, was driving a group of people home from a wedding in an SUV when he stopped to relieve himself in a forest area in the eastern Indian state of Odisha on Wednesday evening, the Hindustan Times reported. Bhatara then spotted an injured bear and for some reason, decided to take a selfie with the creature, according to the report. When the man approached, the bear’s fight instinct immediately kicked in. “Bhatara died on the spot,” forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra told the news outlet. Horrific video of the incident filmed by a bystander shows the bear attacking Bhatara, as terrified witnesses scream. A stray dog even attempted to go after the bear by barking at it, but Bhatara could not be saved.
What a way to go. In India, a man named Prabhu Bhatara tried to take a selfie with an injured bear, and was immediately mauled to death by the bear. The incident was caught on video by a bystander and had since gone viral, Prabhu Bhatara got close to the bear and attempted to snap a selfie, but was quickly grabbed and bitten by the bear, which then mauled him. Several bystanders tried to scare the bear off by hitting it with sticks, but it was too late for Prabhu Bhatara, who died from his injuries at the scene. The only thing more dangerous than a bear is an injured bear, which feels vulnerable due to its physical state, and thinks that it has to defend itself to survive. This Darwin Award winning death would be perfect for the show 1000 Ways To Die, never approach a wild animal for a selfie to get likes and shares on social media, or you could end up like Prabhu Bhatara. Even more surprising is the fact that Prabhu Bhatara’s death is the third selfie animal attack fatality in this region of India in 2018, stop taking selfies with wild animals people, they are extremely dangerous. Of course, if you see a Sasquatch or a Yeti, definitely try to get a selfie with it. Do you know how many likes that will score you? You’ll go viral!
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