Bear attack in Montana, 1 dead 2 injured

Alarming to hear that three SEPARATE bear attacks were reported. At the Soda Butte campgrounds close to the Yellowstone National Park in Montana. One attack has left one... More Below... Posted by on Jul 29th, 2010 and filed under Animals, News.

Alarming to hear that three SEPARATE bear attacks were reported. At the Soda Butte campgrounds close to the Yellowstone National Park in Montana. One attack has left one man dead, and a woman and another man injured.

According to the investigation, a female grizzly bear entered the campsite around 4 in the morning and attacked the campers in their tents. The two who survived the attack were  a female who suffered several lacerations, bites and crushed were bones, and a male who had a bite on his calf. The victims were taken to a hospital in Cody, Wyoming.

Montana wildlife officials claim that they’ve apprehended the bear believed to have attacked the campers, they used a culvert trap. The bear was caught returning at the scene of the crime.

Craig Bartlett, a spokesman for the state Department of Fish and Wildlife gives these tips to survive a bear attack.

“Stop remain calm and asses the situation,” Bartlett said. “And don’t make eye contact,” he added, “bears see that as a challenge.”

“There’s the age-old advice: Don’t come between the bears and their cubs,” Bartlett said, talking how female bears are more aggressive and dangerous when they’re with their cubs.

“If you cannot safely move away from the bear, and the animal does not flee, try to scare it away by clapping your hands or yelling.”

“If the bear attacks, fight back aggressively. As a last resort, should the attack continue, protect yourself by curling into a ball or lying on the ground on your stomach and playing dead.”

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