Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: ‘These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night’

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Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: ‘These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night’

A 13-year-old boy was bitten by a bear whereas he slept at a campground in Utah, in response to wildlife officers.

The teen was spending the night time at Dewey Bridge Campground alongside the Colorado River when the bear attacked him at round 5:45 a.m. on Saturday morning, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources (UDWR) mentioned.

He suffered accidents to his proper cheek and ear, and was subsequently taken to a hospital in Grand Junction, Colorado, for therapy. Fortunately, his wounds have been comparatively minor and he was launched later that day. He is predicted to make a full restoration.

An professional from the UDWR mentioned the assault was doubtless a “chance encounter” and that the campers hadn’t performed something out of the atypical to draw the bear.

“These are the kinds of things that keep me awake at night,” Darren DeBloois from the UDWR informed KSTU.

The UDWR mentioned in an announcement that they’re now attempting to seize the bear utilizing canines and traps, in collaboration with Wildlife Services—a U.S. Department of Agriculture company.

So far, officers have managed to search out the bear’s tracks in sand alongside the Colorado River, offering the primary clue as to its whereabouts. If and when the animal is positioned, it is going to be euthanized as a result of it has attacked a human, in response to the UDWR.

The campground in query has been closed till additional discover, and warning indicators have been put up within the space.

Unprovoked bear assaults are extraordinarily uncommon, largely as a result of the animals normally prefer to keep away from contact with people. However, the National Park Service (NPS) makes various suggestions for these tenting in bear nation with a purpose to scale back the probabilities of an encounter.

Firstly, it is very important maintain a clear camp and correctly retailer all meals, rubbish or smelly objects when not in use in order to not entice the animals, in response to the NPS.

Furthermore, the company says:

  • “Never camp in an area that has obvious evidence of bear activity such as digging, tracks, or scat.”
  • “Do not leave backpacks or bags containing food unattended, even for a few minutes.”
  • “If you see a bear approaching your camp, make sure your food is secure and make noise to discourage it from entering your camp.”
  • “Sleep at least 100 yards (91 meters), preferably upwind, from the “core camp” area where you cook, eat, and hang your food.”
  • “Keep your sleeping gear clean and free of food odors. Don’t cook in your tent, and don’t sleep in clothes worn while cooking and eating.”
  • “If a bear enters your camp, grab your stuff, especially food, and move to the safety of a car or building. Do not run. Food can also be safety stored in bear boxes.”

Last month, a Canadian man survived a brutal grizzly bear assault by stabbing the animal within the neck with a 2-inch pocket knife.

Colin Dowler, 45, was mountain-biking within the distant again nation of British Columbia outdoors of the town of Powell River on July 29 when he was attacked by the grizzly.

Bear Attacks Sleeping Teen in Utah, Bites His Face: 'These Are the Kinds of Things That Keep Me Awake at Night'
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