The cyclist called a friend for a ride and sought medical attention at the Healy Medical Clinic for puncture wounds and a cut.
La víctima “believes the bear was alone and approximates the bears weight at 500lbs,” el comunicado dijo.
Troopers said the man was carrying a firearm but did not fire it.
Several bear attacks this year
Though bear attacks are rare, this isn’t the first one in Alaska this year, or in the contiguous US.
En agosto, a solo hiker from Indiana was attacked in Denali National Park. The 55-year-old man was hiking alone in heavy fog when he was charged by a grizzly with two cubs nearby.
“He was able to deploy bear spray
, but only after the bear had knocked him down
,” the park’s statement
The man was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and was last listed in stable condition with puncture wounds to the leg, ribs and shoulder.
A 39-year-old woman was found dead after an apparent bear attack in southern Colorado in May.
“La mujer, un residente de Durango, was believed to have gone walking with her two dogs earlier Friday according to information provided to the La Plata County Sheriff’s office by her boyfriend
,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife news release
“He started searching for her and discovered her body around 9:30 pm” off US Highway 550, al norte de Durango, and called 911, el comunicado dijo. “CPW wildlife officers responded and observed signs of consumption on the body and an abundance of bear scat and hair at the scene.”
National Park officials warn to never hike alone in bear country and to never run away
, always back away slowly and make yourself as big as possible
“It’s rare for us to have a human and grizzly bear encounter that results in a fatality
,” Greg Lemon
, administrator of communications for Fish
, Wildlife and Parks said after a woman was killed by a bear in Montana in July
. “But it happens every year that people and bears have conflicts.