A polar bear attacked and killed two people in western Alaska. According to initial reports, the animal initially chased several people in Wales and then fatally wounded a woman and a young man, police said on Tuesday. A local resident finally shot the bear. Further details were not known. Officials wanted to travel to the area on Alaska’s west coast “as soon as weather conditions permit,” he said.
According to the newspaper “Anchorage Daily News”, such attacks are extremely rare in the US state. In 1990, a polar bear killed a man in the town of Point Lay, about 500 kilometers north of Wales. In 1993, an animal broke through a window at an Air Force radar station and seriously injured a 55-year-old man. Due to melting sea ice as a result of climate change, animals are increasingly staying on the continent, making human encounters more likely.
And if he attacks
In the unlikely event of a polar bear attack, if the bear notices you but isn’t approaching, move slowly and silently to the side. If he approaches you, things will get complicated. First you have to scare him with loud noises and waving your arms. If that doesn’t help, the only thing left is to use the flare or gun (if you have one). Unlike other bears, polar bears do not carry out warning attacks.