El hombre, 39, suffered significant injuries to his lower extremities but was able to hike out on his own before the ambulance picked him up, the park said in a news release.
The man’s name and details about his condition were not released.
The attack happened on Beaver Ponds Trail
— a 5-mile loop trail near Wyoming’s Mammoth Hot Springs
, los funcionarios del parque dijeron. Most of the loop is in Wyoming
, but a portion is in Montana
El hombre “was hiking alone when he encountered what he believed to be two grizzly bears,” y “one bear made contact with the hiker,” causing the injuries, el comunicado de prensa decía.
Linda Veress, a spokesperson for the park, told CNN the attack was a mauling. The park did not release details about what led to it.
Beaver Ponds Trail was closed after the attack until further notice, the park said. Bear management staff were doing a sweep of the trail to ensure no other hikers were there, el comunicado de prensa decía.
This is the first time in 2021 that a bear has injured a person at the park, los funcionarios del parque dijeron.
A principios de este mes, a woman in southern Colorado was killed in an apparent bear attack
, officials there said