Timothy Treadwell: A Preventable Tragedy

Improved Essays
Timothy Treadwell Wasn’t a Hero He Was a Preventable Tragedy

Grizzly Bears are ferocious, furry creatures that may appear to be soft and cuddly but come armed with sharp claws, and huge teeth. The males can weigh up to 600 pounds and the females can weigh up to 440 pounds. Every year in North America alone there are at least three fatalities of humans who are mauled by bears. According to Boy Scouts of America the best advice to prevent attacks from Grizzly Bears is to avoid them all together. If someone must travel through the habitat of a bear it is safest to travel in a large group so the animal will think that it is encountering a larger animal instead of individual humans. To protect one’s self against a Grizzly Bear one can carry Bear Spray which is a powerful chemical liquid spray that deters bears from coming your direction, it is also key to stay calm in the situation, and never
…show more content…
While he was in Alaska he took over 100 hours of video which in it he is standing only a foot or so away from 10 foot tall Grizzly Bears. Whenever the bears get closer to him he talks to them in a gentle voice just like having a conversation with another human and tells them to get away, and that he isn’t a threat to them. In some of his videos he is manic and describes how he is the hero of the bears, placed on Earth to educate the public about how Grizzly Bears shouldn’t be feared. In his last letter that he wrote to his Ecologist friend Marnie Gaede, he describes how he is on a religious journey to mutate into a bear. He tells her that his work would be taken more seriously if he were dead, and that he wishes that were the case. He also says how he would make more of a difference for the bears that in living he can’t do, and that he felt unworthy being alive and not being the best protector of the bears that he could

Related Documents

  • Improved Essays

    Grizzly bears are protected in many areas because they are either threatened there or it is a protected area, but the bears still die there because of “authorized hunters” (approx. 550 grizzly bears in the past 50 years) (Gailus, Moola, & Connolly, 2010, pg. 12-13). Most people who live in British Columbia also believe that trophy hunting for grizzly bears is morally indefensible and should be banned across either the province or in parks and protected areas (Gailus, Moola, & Connolly, 2010, pg.9-10). The bears are skinned for their fur, and then left.…

    • 552 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    I have heard people say next time they see it they are going to kill it and if they don’t see it they are going to go hunting after it. Also people are leaving their houses because of the bear. In the beginning, people have been talking about a big grizzly. I hear it is a pretty good sized bear. A grizzly bear can get up to a good size.…

    • 702 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    National Park Environment

    • 1212 Words
    • 5 Pages

    The people living around Yellowstone National Park say the wolves are ranging out of the confines of the park and entering the nearby towns causing a concern for the safety of the residents that reside there. It’s understandable for families, especially with small children, to want the wolves removed because the potential harm the wolves could inflict on a small child. Also, cattle ranchers are worried about the wolves making an easy meal on all of the cattle. The cattle are the means of survival for some people living in Wyoming and to lose everything all to wolves can be a scary thought. Wolves are naturally aggressive animals but, being aggressive is how they have survived for thousands of years.…

    • 1212 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Cub polar bears are most likely to die from starvation or they are sometimes killed by male polar bears. That is why cubs are mostly with their mothers because female polar bears tend to be aggressive when danger is present toward their cubs. 2. Polar bears have slightly webbed feet to help them swim and are known to be excellent swimmers. They can swim up to 10km/h and can be seen in waters over 100km offshore.…

    • 1072 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Essay On Grizzly Bear

    • 811 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Grizzly bear can eat whatever they find. The grizzly bear normally avoid people and it's not common that they will attack a human. If they find their cubs in any danger they will attack and eat their prey. The world's largest grizzly bear ever recorded is contingent on definition. Issues center around what determines "the biggest".…

    • 811 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    Coyote, even though they do not get as big as a wolf , can be just as dangerous. Coyote travel and hunt in packs and can kill just about anything. They can get up to 15 to 46 pounds and can run up to 43 miles per hour. Dangerous animals, coyote are an animal that humans need to be watching out for. Coyotes kill the deer, which is good for humans, but also other animals like livestock and chickens, which is not good for humans.…

    • 1854 Words
    • 8 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    While sleeping in his tent one night, Kootoo was attacked by a hungry polar bear. He had no chance of rescuing himself. The only reason that he survived was that another hunter in the group was able to shoot the bear. Kootoo no longer works as a guide because his injuries from the attack prevent him from doing so. He suffered from numerous deep gashes and he also needed almost 300 stitches to reattach his scalp.…

    • 1026 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Improved Essays

    This shelter protected him from the cold and animals who couldn’t open the door but he still had his dangers, like the bear. The bear could smell the meat he had and of course wanted some to but not peacefully. Brian thought he was dead meat but his skunk friend Betty sprayed the bear and saved Brian. Betty probably didn’t want the bear to take the meat either because it was hers too. Brian’s knowledge on how to build shelters helps him quite a…

    • 613 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays
  • Superior Essays

    Polar Bear Research Paper

    • 922 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Polar bears are a species of bear these bears have a white fur that helps hide them in their habitat. Polar bears evolved one to three million years ago from the brown or grizzly bears. They are the only bear species to be marine mammals. The Polar bears habitat is being threatened by humans and Global Warming. Because their habitats are being threatened and scientist are working to stop global warming so, the animal in North pole can be saved this including the Polar bears.…

    • 922 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Superior Essays
  • Improved Essays

    For example, to the villagers and hunters “ Killing of a polar bear is dangerous, but thrice dangerous it is, and three times thrice, to kill a mother bear with her cubs” ( London 66). This source makes it clear that Keesh has survival skills since he knows that only killing one…

    • 677 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Improved Essays

Related Topics