Siberia: Polar bears have residents huddling indoors, local walruses falling off cliffs to their death

Siberia: Polar bears have residents huddling indoors, local walruses falling off cliffs to their death
Polar bears feast on a whale in Siberia. (Image: Screen grab of Technology Breaking News video, YouTube)

[Ed. – Good heavens.]

Aggressive polar bears are holding locals in a Russian village hostage after being drawn to a nearby walrus rookery, leaving residents unable to venture outdoors.

The one tonne predators are thought to have forced hundreds of frightened walruses to jump off 125ft cliffs to their deaths before feasting on the carcasses.

Around 20 of the fearsome bears have surrounded the coastal area of Ryrkaypiy, population of 601, with one cub even trying to enter a house through the window. …

[T]he other walruses have migrated away and the polar bears are encircling the village.

‘Around 20 polar bears remain practically next to the village,’ said the head of WWF project Polar Bear Patrol, Viktor Nikiforov.

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