A cyclist survived a 500-pound bear attack by kicking the animal after accusing him

Alaska Wildlife Troopers Said News release He got information about the incident last Tuesday. The victim said that he was riding his bike when he saw a large brown bear running towards him from a distance of about 10 to 15 yards, the release said.

Before the bear made contact, the victim lay on the ground and covered his head, possibly kicking the bear in the process. The bear then bit his leg below the knee.

“The bear made one contact and one bite, then immediately retreated into the vegetation the same way it had come,” the release said.

The cyclist called a friend along for the ride and sought medical attention at Healy Medical Clinic for puncture wounds and cuts.

“The victim believes the bear was alone and the bear’s weight is estimated at 500 pounds,” the release said.

Troopers said the man was carrying a shotgun, but did not fire.

many bear attacks this year

Although bear attacks are rare, it is not the first in Alaska this year or in the adjacent US.

In August, a solo traveler from Indiana was attacked in Denali National Park. The 55-year-old was hiking alone in thick fog when he was ambushed by a grizzly with two cubs nearby.

“He was able to deploy the bear spray, but only after the bear knocked him down,” Park’s statement said.

The man was taken to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital and was last listed in stable condition, with puncture wounds in the leg, ribs and shoulder.

In May, a 39-year-old woman was found dead after an apparent bear attack in southern Colorado.

“The woman, a Durango resident, is believed to have gone for a walk with her two dogs early Friday, according to information provided by her boyfriend to the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office,” a Colorado Parks and Wildlife News Releases said.

“She began a search for her and found her body at approximately 9:30 a.m.” on U.S. Highway 550, north of Durango, and called 911, the release said. “CPW wildlife officials responded and noticed signs of consumption on the body and an abundance of bear hair and hair at the scene.”

national park officials Warn never to go into bear country alone and never run away, always back off slowly and make yourself as big as possible.
“It is rare for us that a human and a grizzly bear encounter, resulting in a fatality,” said Greg Lemon, communications administrator for Fish, Wildlife and Parks. After the killing of a woman by a bear Montana in July “But it happens every year that people and bears clash.”