In Alaska, a hunter was attacked by a mother grizzly bear and her three cubs.
A hunter got too close to a mother grizzly bear and her three kids in Alaska this week, according to state authorities.
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, an Alaskan man named Nicholas Kuperus used bear spray on Tuesday in order to avoid a possibly deadly attack.
The sow and her cubs were found by Kuperus, 33, and his hunting group in the upper East Fork of the Indian River,
Which is about 60 miles north of Glennallen, as stated in the report. Kuperus was hunting with his company.
In order for the hunters to get assistance, they placed a panicked call to the military through a satellite phone.
State authorities flew in a small state aircraft to retrieve Kuperus from a nearby ridgetop, where he was hiding, and transfer him to an ambulance that was waiting for him in Glennallen.
A hunter was attacked by an adult brown bear just a few days before he shot and killed the bear in mistake. The animal afterwards attacked the hunter.
In Anchorage, a bear pounced just as a guy was coming near to his kill. After being shot, the animal stopped attacking.
An American soldier was killed by a bear at the Anchorage Regional Landfill in January. 200 kilometers from where Kuperus was assaulted.