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Grizzly bear attacks federal biologist in Montana

UPDATED: Sat., June 27, 2020

Associated Press

MISSOULA – A grizzly bear attacked a federal biologist during a surprise encounter at a research site in Montana’s Centennial Valley.

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service spokesperson Joseph Szuszwalak said the biologist, who was not named, was treated for serious bite wounds Wednesday before being released from a hospital in Rexburg, Idaho, the Missoulian reported.

The biologist used bear spray until the animals ran off.

The attack occurred in the Red Rock Lakes National Wildlife Refuge west of Elk Lake in Beaverhead County.

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