|Bear Attacks, Victim Bitten but Will Recover||| Print ||
Browning, MT –October 21, 2009– A hiker had the misfortune of surprising a huge albino grizzly yesterday on the Swiftcurrent Pass Trail in Glacier National Park. Coming around a blind corner, the hiker, Mr. Alfred E. Newman of Cardston, AB, came face to face with the bear, which charged instantly and with full fury.
“I’ve never in my life seen anything so big move so fast,” said Newman from his Cardston hospital bed, “We surprised each other, made eye contact, and before I even had time to think or realize how much trouble I was in, the bear was on me.”
Other hikers were nearby but could do nothing but wave their arms and yell as they watched helplessly as Newman was bitten repeatedly. Fortunately, once the bear felt the threat had been neutralized, it wandered off. Park Rangers have closed the trail until further notice and are hunting the bear for tagging and possible relocation.
Photos of this terrifying event were snapped by onlookers (scroll down) .
WARNING: The photos are graphic and not suitable for younger readers.
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