Playing With Fire • Alaska

Understandably, park rangers desperately wanted the public to know that this was a very rare occurrence, one that illustrates just how dangerous grizzlies can be. “I’m sure all along he knew that he was playing with fire and that probably was part of the appeal,” said the Alaska troopers’ public information officer Greg Wilkinson as reported by The Chicago Tribune. Photo credit: Wolfgang Kaehler / LightRocket via Getty Images

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