MUST SEE: Bears Released into Wild Turn on Rescuers!

It’s the sort of thing that we always imagined was possible, but that we never really see:  Animals turning rescuers the moment that they are set free.

Maybe we lull ourselves into imagining some false sense of gratitude that exists between us and wild animals.  Sure, cats and dogs and other domesticated animals likely have the capacity for such sentiment, but wild animals are wired differently.  They don’t see humans as a resource, rather, a threat.

Yet it’s still quite rare to see newly-released animals turning on their former captors.

That’s why the latest images out of Iraq are so stunning. 

REPORTERS and police sprint for safety as a group of caged bears go on the attack moments after being released into the wild.

The chaotic scene was captured in these dramatic pictures of a wildlife conservation project in northern Iraq yesterday.

Terrified spectators run for cover as a bear goes on the attack

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Terrified spectators run for cover as a bear goes on the attackCredit: Reuters
A wildlife conservation project to release endangered bears into the wild descended into chaos

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A wildlife conservation project to release endangered bears into the wild descended into chaosCredit: Reuters