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Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son after rampage through remote Alaska village

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A young woman and her baby son were killed by a polar bear when the animal entered their remote village in Alaska and chased several people, according to authorities. investigators revealed Wednesday that the victims were Summer Myomick, 24, of St. Michael, and her son Clyde Ongtowasruk. The attack on the mother and child took place near a school, according to the Alaska Department of Public Safety. 

The remains of Myomick and Ongtowasruk were transported to the State Medical Examiner's Office for autopsy. The investigation revealed that Myomick and Ongtowasruk were walking between the school and the clinic when the bear attacked them," state police said. The bear was shot and killed by a local resident as it attacked the victims, according to authorities.Polar bear kills mother, 1-year-old son after rampage through remote Alaska village (msn.com)


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According to Sky News -


A mother and son killed by a polar bear in a remote village in western Alaska were unable to see the attack coming due to low visibility in a snowstorm, officials have said.


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This is going to happen a lot more with the growing loss of sea ice for them to hunt seals.

I hope it was quick for both of them.:no:

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A polar bear that killed a young mother and her baby last month in western Alaska was likely an older animal in poor physical condition, but tests came back negative for pathogens that affect the brain and cause aggressive behavior, officials said Monday.

Dr. Kimberlee Beckmen, a state wildlife veterinarian, collected and examined samples from the bear's head the day after the attack, when weather conditions allowed her and an Alaska State Trooper to fly to the village.

The results of her analysis, which were released Monday but initially were dated Feb. 3, indicate the bear was an adult male, probably older and in poor physical health. Officials sent a tooth to a lab to determine the bear's age, but those results won't be known for months.

Standard tests conducted on available tissues for pathogens were negative for rabies, toxoplasmosis, distemper and avian influenza.


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