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Person attacked by a bear near Choteau

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Posted at 9:46 AM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-28 11:46:14-04

We have received several reports that a man was attacked by a bear in Teton County on Monday evening.

Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks confirmed the incident on Tuesday morning.

The agency posted on its Prairie Bear Monitor page: "Last night (7/27) there was a surprise encounter bear attack about 7 miles southeast of Choteau. We are working to capture the bear, so please stay away from the area and be bear aware - carry bear spray and avoid suprising a grizzly at close range. More details to follow."

According to the Choteau Acantha, Teton County Sheriff Keith VanSetten said that the man was taken to Benefis Health System via Mercy Flight helicopter; there is no word on his current condition.

We will update you if we get more information.