MISSING Brit hiker Esther Dingley may have been killed by a mountain bear, it is feared.
The 37-year-old posted a Facebook snap of what appeared to be a large paw print in snow on the Pyrenees five days before she disappeared.
She asked: “Can anyone let me know if this might have been bear prints?”
Brown bears have attacked livestock and threatened humans in the area on the France-Spain border since being introduced in the late ’90s in an EU biodiversity plan.
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Esther’s partner Dan Colegate, 38, from Durham, stayed in their camper van when Esther, from Aylesbury, Bucks, set off to the top of the 8,983ft Pic de Sauvegarde a month ago.
Meanwhile, the hunt continued for a man who gave her a lift three days before she was reported missing on November 25
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