In what is seriously the most terrifying news story we have ever read, 30 man-eating bears are currently holding a group of Russian geologists hostage at their remote survey site.

The bears, reacting to a fish shortage, began their human-hunting rampage last week, when a massive brown bear killed two of the scientists. Officials said helicopters can't fly in bad weather, forcing the geologists to remain in camp with weapons ready as 10-foot-tall bears roam around outside. The Kamchatka brown bear (pictured) is one of the world's largest bear species, weighing nearly three quarters of a ton.

A spokesman for the Emergency Situations Ministry said: "The people inside are scared by the invasion of bears. The bears are hungry -- for some reason there is not enough food for them this summer." An all-terrain vehicle is on its way to the camp, where its crew will await government approval to shoot the bears.

While we feel sorry for both the starving bears and the terrified humans, we can't help but wonder if this story doesn't prove that Stephen Colbert was right all along.

Want to see more bloodthirsty animals? Check out the running of the bulls.


Running with the Bulls

    Revelers are chased by Conde de la Corte ranch fighting bulls on the first day of the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, on Monday, July 7, 2008. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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    Revelers chased by Conde de la Corte ranch fighting bulls, not seen, run on the first day of the running of the bulls during the San Fermin festival in Pamplona, northern Spain, Monday, July 7, 2008. The 'Los San Fermines' festival, held since 1591, attracts tens of thousands of foreign visitors each year for nine days of revelry, morning bull-runs and afternoon bullfights. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: Micky Loomey of New Zealand is attended to by members of the Red Cross after being injured during the first San Fermin running of the bulls on July 7, 2008 in Pamplona, Spain. Fighting bulls are run through the old part of Pamplona for eight days in this fiesta made famous by the 1926 Ernest Hemmingway novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A runner leads the pack of fighting bulls around a curve during the first San Fermin running of the bulls on July 7, 2008 in Pamplona, Spain. Fighting bulls are run through the old part of Pamplona for eight days in this fiesta made famous by the 1926 Ernest Hemmingway novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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    PAMPLONA, SPAIN - JULY 07: A fighting bull takes the curve during the first San Fermin running of the bulls on July 7, 2008 in Pamplona, Spain. Fighting bulls are run through the old part of Pamplona for eight days in this fiesta made famous by the 1926 Ernest Hemmingway novel 'The Sun Also Rises'. (Photo by Denis Doyle/Getty Images)

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    A runner is attended to after being injured during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu (SPAIN)

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    A runner is attended to after being injured during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu (SPAIN)

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    Runners sprint next to Conde de la Corte fighting bulls during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu (SPAIN)

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    A reveller is tossed by a heifer on the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu (SPAIN)

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    Runners sprint in front of Conde de la Corte fighting bulls and steers during the first day of the running of the bulls at the San Fermin festival in Pamplona July 7, 2008. REUTERS/Joseba Etxaburu (SPAIN)

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