Montana state wildlife officials said a grizzly bear mauled a Montana woman on a ranch near Gardiner earlier today, September 11, 2017. This is the second attack by grizzlies there in less than a week. Another bear injured a hunter in southwestern Montana on September 5th.
Both victims survived. In each case, the bears involved defended a nearby kill. The first victim could not deploy their bear spray before the bear leapt upon them, but managed to activate the canister during the attack, and with help from a companion, convinced the bear to retreat. In today’s incident, the victim’s companions used bear spray to end the assault.
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