Tooth and claw: protective mother bear cuts off Dracula’s castle

Brown bear protecting three cubs closes Poenari Castle used by Romanias Vlad the Impaler in the 15th century While Draculas legend usually fails to scare tourists away from the blood-sucking vampires 15th century castle, a large, furry and protective mother bear has had more success. Romanian authorities have declared Poenari castle off limits after visitors climbing the 1,480 steps up to the ruins had close shaves with the animal and her three cubs. The environment ministry has given us the green light for the four bears to be captured and…

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