A 22-year old Rutgers, New Brunswick student was killed in September by a 300-pound black bear he was seeking to hunt.  This week photos have been released of that bear, snapped by the victim moments before the deadly encounter.

courtesy 6abc.com
courtesy 6abc.com

Darsh Patel took five of the photos before he was mauled to death at Apshawa Preserve, located in W. Milford, N.J.

The photos were taken from a distance of around 100 feet away from the bear, 6abc.com reports.

Police later recovered the phone belonging to the student, who visited the Preserve with another hiker.

Patel was the first confirmed death by bear in New Jersey, where a hunt is planned next month.

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