A hunter in Alaska was attacked by a grizzly bear on Saturday, but spared serious injury when his partner shot and killed the bear.
The incident occurred on Chichagof Island near Neka Bay. Josh Dybdahl, 30, was hunting deer with Anthony Lindoff, 36, when the bear charged from the brush and pinned Dybdahl to the ground.
According to KTUU, the grizzly with her two cubs. The men heard a “whoof” before the bear charged, presumably after being startled.
After pinning Dybdahl, the bear head-butted the man, while Lindoff retrieved a rifle from his pack and shot the bear.
The men contacted the Coast Guard and Dybdahl was eventually treated at Bartlett Regional Hospital for non-life-threatening injuries.
It remains unclear what will become of the bear cubs.
–Grizzly bear image (generic) is courtesy of the USFWS