Russian Girl Gets Eaten By Bear While on the Phone with Her Mom

Posted: August 19 @ 11:00am by scrody in Bolivian
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[news] A DISTRAUGHT mother listened on a mobile phone as her teenage daughter was eaten alive by a brown bear and its three cubs. Olga Moskalyova, 19, gave an horrific hour-long running commentary on her own death in three separate calls as the wild animals mauled her. She screamed: ‘Mum, the bear is eating me! Mum, it’s such agony. Mum, help!’ Her mother Tatiana said that at first she thought she was joking. ‘But then I heard the real horror and pain in Olga’s voice, and the sounds of a bear growling and chewing,’ she added. ‘I could have died then and there from shock.’ Unknown to Tatiana, the bear had already killed her husband Igor Tsyganenkov – Olga’s stepfather – by overpowering him, breaking his neck and smashing his skull. Olga, a trainee psychologist, saw the attack on her stepfather in tall grass and reeds by a river in Russia and fled for 70 yards before the mother bear grabbed her leg. As the creature toyed with her, she managed to call Tatiana several times during the prolonged attack.Tatiana rang her husband – not knowing he was already dead – but got no answer. In a second call, a weak Olga gasped: ‘Mum, the bears are back. She came back and brought her three babies. They’re… eating me.’

When I went away to school in the Midwest, my now wife was still living on Long Island. I got a call from her one day and she was all frantic. She told me that she set her toaster oven on fire (did you know you can’t cook taco shells in a toaster oven?) and didn’t know what to do. I didn’t want to be insensitive or anything, but I was like, you realize that as you’re talking to me your kitchen is burning down, right? Not much I can do from a thousand miles away. You either have to put it out or call the fire department. Kind of like the same thing but not really with Goldilocks here. If you’re going to eat some Russian bears’ porridge and sleep in their beds and what have you, and they come home and start eating you, you don’t call your mom to give her a play by play. You call for some damn help. Especially since this apparently went on for a full hour? To be honest. I don’t even believe this story is real. How can you sit through a bear eating you for one hour without dying or at least going into shock? In my head, she’s just kind of laying back watching this little bear cub munch on her little piggies while she sits on her phone, texting her friends. What was she doing in between phone calls to her mom? Checking in on FourSquare? Tweeting about it? #mauledalive. Updating her Facebook page? In the forrest getting eaten by bears. FML.


  1. SmarterThanABlogger says:

    Are you a complete idiot? The story has been published in news world-wide with the victims names and interviews from the mother, so yeah, it seems it is indeed true. And she DID die. and she most likely WAS in shock, hence her reaction to call her mother. In fact, it’s published that she saw her step father get attacked by the bear before she ran for 70 yards until the bear then got her, so she most likely hit shock at seeing that happen and then called her mum in instinctive fear while she ran for her life.
    I would think that in a situation where I was dying for (what would be a horrifically slow) hour that I would call a loved one/s in complete desperation/shock/sorrow, so I wouldn’t blame the 19 year old for staying on the line to her mum as it continued. But let’s go ahead and wait to see what you do in your dying hour then hero. Lets see if you tweet something as “witty” as this blog.

    • scrody says:

      Balloon Boy was a world-wide story with interviews too.

      I’m curious what my last words are going to be too, I do hope they’re witty. What are some of your favorite last words? I think it was Oscar Wilde who said, “either this wallpaper goes, or I do” right before he bought the farm. I hope I can come up with something like that too. Most likely I’ll just shit myself and croak though.

  2. […] Credit his friend though. If he were just a dumb, teenaged chick he’d probably waste his time texting his mom about the ordeal. Instead, he manned up and shot the bastard. The journalist in me has to know […]

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