Maybe Dr. Walter Palmer is just as bad as we all think.
He claimed ignorance over the legality of hunting and killing Cecil the Lion, but it's tough to give him the benefit of the doubt when new information like this keeps coming to light!
On Friday morning, it was revealed that Palmer took place in a hunt several years ago in Wisconsin that illegally took the life of a black bear.
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Apparently, Palmer had a permit to hunt a black bear in a specific county in Wisconsin — only he ended up shooting and killing the animal more than 40 miles away in another county.
And when his hunting guides called him on it, Palmer attempted to buy them off, offering $20,000 to lie and say the bear was shot in a legal area. The guides didn't buy it, and they turned him in to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, who promptly handed down a fine and felony probation to the dentist.
And now, we've got the pictures of Palmer's illegal bear hunt. Check out the disturbing pics (below) but be warned — they are graphic:
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