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Siberian hunters are afraid of becoming a snack for polar bears

October 24 2005
22:36

26 bears left coast East Siberian Sea, and to find food in the sparsely populated Yakutia Nizhnekolymskiy District, according to local authorities.

Local residents sent a telegram asking for help, and the invasion of bears in the area by helicopter flew from the administrative center, which is 400 kilometers, the authorities and the biologist. They tried to drive away the bear, scaring their noisy helicopter. But out of the helicopter passengers feared.

"This is a very strange phenomenon that so many bears came ashore in mid-November" - says the head of local administration, Ivan Suzdalev.

Polar bears normally live on the ice and feed on seals. The area of their traditional habitat is located 65 kilometers from the place where they have now come to hunt. Experts say that such movement of polar bears - an extremely rare and can be caused by melting ice, which occurs as a result of climate change. On it informs "InoPressa.

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