Tim Treadwell born Timothy William Dexter ; April 29, — October 5, was an American bear enthusiast , environmentalist , and documentary filmmaker and founder of the bear-protection organization Grizzly People. He lived among coastal brown bears Ursus arctos , which he called grizzly bears Ursus arctos horribilis , in Katmai National Park in Alaska for 13 summers. At the end of summer , at 46 years old, he and his girlfriend Amie Huguenard were killed and almost fully eaten by a year-old bear, whose stomach was later found to contain human remains and clothing. Tim Treadwell's life, work, and death were the subject of Werner Herzog 's critically acclaimed documentary film Grizzly Man He attended Connetquot High School , where he was the swimming team's star diver. He was very fond of animals and kept a squirrel named Willie as a pet.
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Yesterday afternoon, he told me the story over a few much-needed beers on the patio of his home near Smithers. About feet into the forest, Woods came to a deep gully where a section of hemlock and balsam sloped down to a small creek. It was really steep, like 45 degrees, with mature timber that was freshly burnt from last year, so it was relatively open and the visibility was good. The forest at the top of the slope where Woods was attacked Photo: Alex Woods. The bear fell back a bit, but then it came running around the tree and I kicked it hard again in the head, yelling as loud as I could the whole time.
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Dan Chadwick said. The bear had been a nuisance in the area, the Kitsap Sun reports , and since the pair had a valid bow-hunting license and it is bear hunting season, they thought they'd hunt it. The pair tracked the bear and found it late Saturday night, Chadwick said.
Awe-inspiring icons of the circumpolar north, polar bears are majestic to behold, terrifying to confront, and as essential to the Arctic as ice and snow. Region: Arctic. Historic Laplanders feared and respected the polar bear so much that they refused to speak its name for fear of angering it. Other cultures had various names. They often swim vast distances, following their powerful senses of smell to openings in the ice called leads where swimming seals surface for air.