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A protective female Romanian bear and her cubs have cut off access to Dracula’s castle in Bucharest.

A brown bear protects her cubs; Romanian bear

Mother bear protects her three cubs.

In Bucharest, Romania, danger lurks once more at one of Dracula’s castle but it’s not exactly what you may expect. This time, a protective mother brown bear and her three cubs have blocked access to the castle.

The fortress in question is the Poenari Castle, or Peonari Citadeli, used by Romania’s Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century.

Even the gory history of the former owner of the castle does little to keep tourists away. In fact,

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Despite a national ban on hunting Romanian Bears, there is a negative attitude to bears and some locals have chosen deadly methods of bear culling.

sheepfold and grazing sheep flock: Romanian Bears

Sheepfold and grazing sheep flock on one of the many mountains in Romania. Locals often take matters into their own hands to protect themselves and livestock from “problem” bears.

When walking home one evening, Csaba Demeter, a forest guard from Carpathian Mountains was taken unawares by a brown bear that attacked him from behind. The animal pinned him to the ground and began to tear at his limbs and back with its teeth and claws. By playing dead,

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The Grizzly Bear is possibly one of the most “notorious” and well-known bears today.

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears: Grizzly Bear Profile

A Couple Of Grizzly Bears. They Have A Reputation For Being Dangerous But Conflicts Can Be Avoided With Some Precautions.

Grizzly Bear is the common name for a very well-known brown bear subspecies native to North America, parts of Europe and Asia. This bear is one of the largest in the family, coming close behind the Polar Bear and the Kodiak Bear.

It’s known in scientific circles as the North American brown bear or by its scientific name Ursus Arctos Horribilis.

The term “grizzly” could be interpreted as referring to two things: “Grizzled” for its golden/gray tipped hair or “grisly” for its perceived fearsome disposition. Individual bears vary in color from

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Everything you need to know about bear attacks especially when you’re in bear country.

Polar Bear With Cubs: Bear attacks

A She-Bear With Cubs Must Be Avoided By All Means.

With an average weight of 454 kg. (1,000 lbs.), and sharp claws, it’s obvious that bears can do some serious damage to the human body.

But the operative word here is ‘can’ not ‘will.’ They won’t just attack you out of nowhere.

In fact, human encounters with bears happen quite often yet aggressive behavior is rare and full-on bear attacks are even rarer.

Most bears would rather avoid you anyway as they are as frightened and as startled as you are to see them.

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