An archery deer hunter suffered multiple injuries from a 15-foot fall from his treestand that occurred during his struggle Sunday evening with an aggressive black bear. The bowhunter, who was not immediately identified, said a sow and four cubs approached his treestand in Gregg Township, when one of the cubs climbed his tree. When he tried to frighten away the cub, the sow climbed up and began swatting him. Centre Daily Times.
A Michigan deer hunter required surgery and 40 stitches in his leg after two black bears attacked him as he sat perched in his treestand while hunting deer in Emmett County Saturday evening. Chad Fortune, 21, said he fought back with his fists and feet as two bears from a group of four climbed the tree and attacked. Detroit Free Press.
A Heathrow, Fla. man suffered scrapes to his feet and legs after he surprised a 400-pound female black bear and her cubs as they raided his garbage can last week. “You don’t really expect to get attacked by one in your yard in a gated community in Florida,” said David Amsler, 34. In the Orlando Sentinel.
She thought a Bear was the family dog? I wonder if she was into the cooking sherry? And where was the family Dog he did not even bark? Time for a new family pet. Sally Rebehn said she thought it was the family dog that followed her into her bedroom last week before she realized it was an adult black bear. “I grabbed a decorative pillow and threw it at her and she turned around and left,” she said. Authorities with the Colorado Division of Wildlife later trapped and euthanized the female and its three cubs. In The Vail Daily.
A sheepherder received multiple cuts, gashes and puncture wounds when he was a attacked by a female grizzly bear he found killing sheep he was tending near Fontenelle, Wyo. early Monday. Marcello Tejeda, 46, was life-flighted to a Idaho Falls hospital, where he remains. The Sublette Examiner.