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AK: Alaska man escapes bear attack with minor injuries

April 30, 2012

From WKYT.com

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) - A hunter who was bitten in the head by a brown bear managed to escape the attack with only minor injuries to his scalp.
The Anchorage Daily News reports that 48-year-old Rodd A. Moretz was attacked Saturday by the bear after he killed another bear on Kodiak Island.
The Fairbanks man told Alaska State Troopers that he was approaching a bear he had just shot, but his path took him near a bear den.
Troopers say that's when a brown bear came out, charged him and they rolled about 50 feet down a hill after colliding. Moretz was able to get away, and the bear went back to the den.

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