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INDIA (CBSDFW.COM) – A man was mauled to death by a bear after he reportedly tried to take a selfie with the animal, according to The Independent.

It happened in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha in India.

Prabhu Bhatara spotted the injured animal on his way home from a wedding. He ignored advice from friends who told him it wasn’t a good idea to take a selfie with the bear.

The article goes on to state the following:

It didn’t take long, according to The Independent, for the bear to strike once Bhatara was close. The incident was recorded on a cell phone, with the gruesome footage going viral after hitting the internet.

A stray dog also stepped in and bit the bear but its intervention failed to deter the larger animal.

Forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra said Mr Bhatara “died on the spot.”

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