Craziest Bear Stories Of 2010: Killer Attacks, Digging Up Graveyards, Guarding Marijuana And More (PHOTOS)

11/27/2010 09:42 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Alden Wicker Freelance journalist and blogger on the sustainable lifestyle in New York City.

Bears are heading into their well-concealed dens to hibernate, so we thought it would be a good time to look back on this crazy year of bears.

As record temperatures around the globe decimated berry crops, bears encroached on human territories, with deadly consequences. Wildlife officials had to deal with some hairy bear situations involving trees, vans, and even a milk jug. And one man was accused of using bears as guards for his marijuana crop.

Is this just a normal year of crazy bear stories? Or is something up around the globe that is driving bears to weirder and weirder antics?

2010: Year Of The Bear