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More images here: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.htm ... page_id=34

A poacher illegally hunting bears in Kashmir found the tables turned on him – when the bear fought back, and he became trapped in the hole he'd dug to trap the bear.

Makhan Khan, along with others, was trying to hunt the Asiatic bear near the village of Gasoo. Asiatic bears are an endangered species in the region.

The problem began for Mr Khan when the bear he and his companions were stalking turned around and charged at him.

As his fellow hunters fled, Khan made the mistake of stepping into the concealed hole they'd been trying to drive the bear into.

Up to his neck in the hole, he tried to fend the bear off with a long pole. The attempt was less than effective.

Pictures – taken by a photographer who was in the area to document the problem of illegal bear hunting – show the bear grabbing Khan's head as he tried to duck further into the hole to hide.

Fortunately for Khan, as his companions returned to the scene, the bear lost interest in his head and wandered away. He suffered multiple injuries in the attack, but survived.

From: http://www.metro.co.uk/news/article.htm ... page_id=34

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