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Man Attacked by Bear, Shot by Friend Shooting at Bear; Man Survives

By    |   Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 06:59 PM

A man attacked by a bear and then shot by a hunting partner who tried to subdue the animal is in stable condition at a Calgary hospital after the ordeal.

It was the second time in a month in North America that a man has survived a grizzly bear attack.

The Vancouver Sun reported the hunter was attacked by the bear Sunday morning near the town of Fernie in a forested area of southern British Columbia.

Besides suffering wounds from the attack, the 56-year-old hunter also was shot when his partner opened fire on the bear.

According to the city of Fernie’s tourism website, grizzly encounters are not uncommon. In the nearby Flathead Valley, there is one grizzly per 15 square kilometers, for a total of about 150 bears.

The Vancouver Sun said the attack came a year after a mother grizzly bear defending her cub attacked a group of hunters in the same area. In that incident, the bear pushed the hunter down a steep trail but was diverted by bear spray. The bear went after another hiker, who shot the bear.

In September, Kenneth Wells was attacked in Wyoming’s Shoshone National Forest by a female grizzly. The bear took a bite out of Wells’ torso, but his brother was able to subdue the creature with bear spray, according to the Washington Post.

Also in September, a hunter in Calgary was killed by a grizzly after he encountered the bear with her cub. And in May, a Washington state hunter was shot and killed during a bear hunt in northern British Columbia.

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