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  • Monday, April 08, 2019

    Be Bear Aware

    ON THE MADISON
    Or Near Enough
    escaped one
    RIGHT THAARRRE !
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    .. It's in the news. You can read about a summer resident that was attacked by a grizzle bear. Knocked down. Used a quick draw technique for bear spray while face down with the bear on his back.
    .. Sprayed the bear. The bear left.

    NEWS RELEASE . . .  courtesy FWP
      A 17 year-old male was attacked by a bear south of Ennis on Sunday. He fortunately survived the attack with relatively minor injuries.
      The teen and his family were visiting their cabin in Wolf Creek, about 30 miles south of Ennis, on the east side of the Madison Valley. He was out looking for shed antlers in the area.
      According to the teen, he was walking down a hill around 2 p.m. when he heard a “thump” behind him.
      He turned around to see a bear charging at him. The teen was carrying bear spray, but he was unable to deploy it immediately because of the bear’s rapid approach. The bear pushed him up against a tree and held him there momentarily.
      When the bear let go, the teen fell over and attempted to crawl between two trees and protect his head and vitals. The bear then pinned him face-down on the ground.
      The teen, who was wearing a hoodie and a backpack, said he was able to reach over his shoulder and spray the bear with bear spray, and the bear left.
      The young man began walking out and made radio contact with his family. He was treated for his injuries at Madison Valley Medical Center and later released.
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    .. We're under a "Hydrologic Alert." & a "Winter Storm Warning."That just means that the current wet stuff coming down is warm enough to enable some downstream flooding. Check it out HERE.
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