Voyager difficulty, ~20 days, Coastal Highway.
Was heading into the fishing shack near Misanthrope's Island, directly from the garage. Foggy, but in the distance I could see the bear coming out of his cave. I moved closer and took a shot. He charged, took a second, and just as he got to me, a third. Then it gets weird.
No animation of the attack, but I do hear the sounds. I did take damage, though, and there is blood on the ground. My clothes appear to be entirely unharmed. The bear is dead, and sunk ~75% down in the ice. I apply medicine/bandages for the damage then go to the bear carcass. I can still access him even though he is sunk in the ice, so I figure, okay, glitch, I was lucky, etc. I had a hacksaw and it gave the option of quartering (which I have never done before), so I selected that.
It spends the time, then the bear vanishes. I have nothing in my inventory, and there is nothing on the ground.
Having wasted three rounds, some health and medical supplies and a good chunk of the day, I return to the original plan of fishing. Near dusk as I head back to the garage with a load of fish I am attacked by a wolf. Mr Wolf functions at 100% of course. LOL
Anyway, is this just random weirdness? Or somehow tied to my last second shot? And the vanishing bear carcass... should I have not quartered it with it sunk in the ice? Or is that also just bad luck for me? :-)