Grizzly bear killed by mountain goat in Canada

The remains of a grizzly bear carcass were discovered on September 4 by a hiker near the Burgess Pass near Field in British Columbia.

According to the autopsy report, the bear suffered fatal injuries to the neck and under the feet. Damage may occur as a result of the strong and sharp horns that mountain goats use to defend themselves.

– Grizzly bears attack mountain goats are relatively common. But this is the first case that my colleague and I have seen, says wildlife ecologist David Laskin Security. He works for Parks Canada.

long horn 30 centimeters

Mountain goats in this mountainous region can weigh up to 70 kilograms, and their black horns can reach a length of almost 30 centimeters.

– The mountain goat’s defensive reaction is to protect itself by using its sharp horns, he stated.

Large goats sometimes graze in the same areas where grizzly bears roam. Therefore, it is not uncommon for battles to occur where one of the animals must pay with his life if a fight occurs.

– Bears put themselves in danger

As a rule, bears emerge victorious from battles. Usually attacks from behind by biting the neck and shoulders of its prey.

But this time the mountain goat wanted it differently.

– Bears harm themselves when they attack large ungulates such as deer and goats. This is definitely a reminder that nature is full of surprisesDavid Laskin told the paper.

The grizzly bear is a subspecies of the brown bear that lives in North America. It can weigh up to 500 kilograms and be 250 centimeters long, according to Big Norwegian Encyclopedia. In males, the length of the claws reaches 15 centimeters. Grizzly has a strong hump on his back.

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