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8 People Injured in Black Bear and Grizzly Attacks in Two Weeks

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8 People Injured in Black Bear and Grizzly Attacks in Two Weeks

August is turning out to be Bear Attack Month as summer’s finale has witnessed at least 8 people mauled in 6 states in the past few weeks.

A week ago a black bear entered a home in Albuquerque, New Mexico foraging for food biting the owner on the hand in the process.

On Thursday, four people were left with non-life threatening injuries following two separate grizzly bear attacks in Yellowstone National Park.

Gregg Losinski of Idaho Fish and Game told ABC News that the first attack occurred in Idaho when two private contractors doing habitat assessment accidentally walked up on a bear sleeping behind a tree. The bear charged the first man and bit him in the backside and thigh. The second man tried to spray the bear as it charged him but failed and was bitten on the hands. Despite these injuries, the men were able to reach other workers who helped transport them to Madison Memorial Hospital in Rexburg, Idaho.

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