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Man Mauled By Bear In Superior

Monday, October 10th, 2011 at 7:53 am

Police say a man has been hospitalized after being mauled by a bear near Superior, WI.

The Duluth News Tribune reports Superior police officers were called to the southern edge of town on a report of a mauling about 8 p.m. Saturday.

Police say the man was with a female hunting partner who had set up over some bait, hoping to take a deer, when the bear appeared. The man tried to chase it off, but the animal turned on him.

The Associated press reports that the man wounded the bear with a knife and the woman shot it with an arrow, but the animal was still alive when police arrived.

The man was taken to a Duluth hospital with wounds to his right thigh and wrist. His name was not immediately released.

Police officers worried the wounded animal posed a danger to others, so they hunted it down and killed it.

3 Comments

  1. PCMOM 10/10/11 at 8:41am

    The people baited it, then only wounded it with a knife & arrow.- It wasn’t the bears fault, he shouldn’t have had to be killed. Too bad for the bear…
    Are they supposed to be baiting deer. Losers.

  2. pc 10/10/11 at 1:48pm

    Pcmom, Don’t get your undies in a bunch . The bear baiting station was set up for bear hunting. The deer hunters just happen to hunt the same woods. Your right the bear should not have to be killed, lets use obama care to patch up a wounded, angry bear.

    Ps. the trees need some hugging…..

  3. PC MOM 10/11/11 at 8:02am

    I will be right out there to hug them, and all the poor wounded animals. Forget the redneck ignorant hunters.

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