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BEAR’S EATING ME, GIRL TOLD MUM IN CALL

Posted by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:19 PM
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BEAR’S EATING ME, GIRL TOLD MUM IN CALL

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The double killing is the latest in a spate of bear attacks across ­Russia

Wednesday August 17,2011

By Will Stewart in Moscow

A DISTRAUGHT mother listened on a mobile phone as her teenage daughter was eaten alive by a brown bear and its three cubs.

Olga Moskalyova, 19, gave an horrific hour-long running commentary on her own death in three separate calls as the wild animals killed her.

She screamed: “Mum, the bear is eatingme! Mum, it’s such agony. Mum, help!’”

Her mother Tatiana said that at first thought she was joking. “But then I heard the real horror and pain in Olga’s voice, and the sounds of a bear growling and chewing.”

She added: “I could have died then and there from shock.”

Unknown to Tatiana, the bear had already killed her husband Igor Tsyganenkov – Olga’s stepfather – by overpowering him, breaking his neck and smashing his skull. Olga, a trainee psychologist, saw the ­attack on her stepfather in tall grass and reeds by a river in Russia and fled for 70 yards before the mother bear grabbed her leg.

As the creature toyed with her, she managed to call Tatiana several times during the prolonged attack. Tatiana rang her husband – not knowing he was ­already dead – but got no answer.

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Mum, the bear is eating me! Mum, it’s such agony. Mum, help!
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Olga

She alerted the police and relatives in the village of Termalniy, near Petropavlovsk Kamchatskiy, in the extreme east of Siberia.

She begged them to rush to the river where the pair had gone to retrieve a fishing rod that Igor had left.

In a second call, a weak Olga gasped: “Mum, the bears are back. She came back and brought her three babies. They’re... eating me”.

Finally, in her last call – almost an hour after the first – Olga sensed she was on the verge of death.

With the bears having apparently left her to die, she said: “Mum, it’s not hurting anymore. I don’t feel the pain. Forgive me for everything, I love you so much.”

The call cut off and that was the last Tatiana heard from her ­daughter. Half an hour later, Igor’s brother Andrei arrived with police to find the mother bear still devouring his body. Badly mauled Olga was also dead.

Six hunters were sent in by the emergency services to kill the mother bear and her three cubs.

The double killing is the latest in a spate of bear attacks across ­Russia, as the hungry animals seek food in areas where people have ­encroached and settled on their former habitat.

A weeping Tatiana said that Olga had everything to look forward to, and was happy with her life and boyfriend Stepan.

“My daughter was such fun. She was so cheerful, friendly, and warm,” said Tatiana.

“She had graduated from music school, and just days before the bear attack she got her driving licence.”

Her husband and daughter are due to be buried today.


http://www.express.co.uk/posts/view/265455/Bear-s-eating-me-girl-told-mum-in-call

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minimom11107
by Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:22 PM

 Wow. Could you imagine being her mom on the other end of the phone. She must have felt so desperately helpless. So sad.

GOBryan
by Silver Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:26 PM

How absolutely horrible. I think that's one of the worst stories I've heard in a very long time. As the mother, I certainly couldn't live with that knowledge. 

wickedfiress
by Kellie on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:27 PM

:( No, I can't imagine getting that phone call. (Or one of the calls that came out of United 93.)

I don't even want to try to.

Layla19
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:34 PM

The last call sounded less horrible than the other two.  I guess I hope the mother found some solace in it?

No, sorry, I've got nothing postive, this is horrific, and that mother is probably going to hear those calls for the rest of her life.


sfkdny
by Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:37 PM

omg, that poor mother...I could not imagine that....

DangerDarling
by Fabulous on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

I'm speechless. How utterly horrifying.  

muslimahpj
by Ruby Member on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:38 PM

Awful

ashellbell
by shellbark on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:43 PM
That's really sad. I might sound like a dick, but I think it's sad they killed the bears too.
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wickedfiress
by Kellie on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:51 PM


Quoting ashellbell:

That's really sad. I might sound like a dick, but I think it's sad they killed the bears too.

Me too, I don't think it makes you sound insensitive either.

It's not the bears' faults their habitat was taken over by humans so their natural prey is scarce.

Animals don't usually attack humans unless: A) they're starving so they attack whatever they can find to eat

or B) they feel threatened.

It's amazing how people don't hold themselves to the standards they set for others.

Layla19
by on Aug. 17, 2011 at 3:55 PM


Quoting wickedfiress:


Quoting ashellbell:

That's really sad. I might sound like a dick, but I think it's sad they killed the bears too.

Me too, I don't think it makes you sound insensitive either.

It's not the bears' faults their habitat was taken over by humans so their natural prey is scarce.

Animals don't usually attack humans unless: A) they're starving so they attack whatever they can find to eat

or B) they feel threatened.

I can see why it would be sad, but animals who have learned that humans are really easy prey cannot be allowed to eat more humans.


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