A teenager who encountered a bear in Montana on Sunday was pinned to the ground by the animal but managed to escape using bear spray , authorities said. The year-old boy told wildlife officials that he was walking down a hill in a remote area some 30 miles south of Ennis on Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise behind him. The teen said he turned around to find a bear charging at him, according to a statement from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks. The boy was carrying bear repellent in his backpack, but the animal pushed him up against a tree before he was able to react, he told wildlife officials.
Teen Mauled to Death by Black Bear During Annual Alaskan Trail Race
Bear encounter with teen recorded on surveillance video in Barre
By Tamar Lapin. A Montana teenager was pinned face down to the ground by a grizzly bear — and escaped with his life thanks to bear-repelling spray, authorities said Monday. The year-old boy was scouring for shed antlers on the east side of the Madison Valley Sunday at around 2 p. Then, the wild beast pushed the teen up against a tree, holding him there for a moment. When the bear let go, the teen tried to crawl away and shield his head — when the animal pinned him face-down to the ground. With the bear gone, the young man was able to make radio contact with his family, who were nearby at their cabin in Wolf Creek.
A teenager came wthin a few feet of a bear cub and it was all caught on her family's video surveillance system. In the video, you can see the teenager drop part of her keychain and as she goes to pick it up, the bear cub approaches. Experts never advise running away from bears.
A year-old runner was pursued, mauled and ultimately killed by a black bear during a popular annual trail race outside of Anchorage, Alaska last week. Eventually, a park ranger with the Chugach National Forest—the venue where the race took place—arrived and neutralized the bear with a shotgun. It was wounded by a shotgun slug to the face but fled the scene immediately afterward. According the Alaska Daily News , Chugach National Forest rangers are still trying to locate and kill the wounded animal. Blue Ridge Outdoors is your guide to fly fishing in the Southeast, moutain biking in the Blue Ridge and adventure travel from the Highlands to the Piedmont.