Family posts series of selfies with dead polar bear

A family in Iceland have posted a series of bizarre selfies of themselves with a dead polar bear after a neighbour shot the animal when it swam ashore.


Polar bears are not native to Iceland, but occasionally one will turn up after drifting over on ice flows from Greenland – although on this occasion in summer it is believed that the animal simply swam.


In Iceland all polar bears are shot on sight because they are regarded as hungry and dangerous to humans. It is the first polar bear sighting in Iceland since 2010, while another two were shot and killed in the north-western part of the country in 2008. The animal will probably be stuffed and displayed in a museum.


There have only been a few hundred recorded sightings of polar bears in Iceland throughout recorded history, the country’s Institute of Natural History says, with older stories passing into folklore.



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