The Canadian Press

2016-02-03 | Carnivore Attacks

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A study says risky human behaviour in the outdoors is behind a growing number of attacks by large carnivores such as bears, cougars and coyotes. Some of those risks involve parents leaving children unattended, walking an unleashed dog and hunters searching for a wounded animal. Researcher Stephen Herrero of the University of Calgary says attacks could be reduced if people were more aware of their surroundings. He says the onus is on people to take precautions. (The study in the journal Nature-dot-com says risky human behaviour was involved in about half of 700 large carnivore attacks since 1955 in North America and Western Europe. It says attacks are extremely rare, but more carnivores in areas where people pursue outdoor activities increases the probability of encounters.)

Date: 2016-02-03
Placeline: CALGARY.
Source: The Canadian Press
Length: 10 seconds

Transcript Prediction: << unless people change their behavior then there's every likelihood that these attacks will continue >>