Man survives bear conflict after hiking in plateau outward LA

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He was blindsided by a bear — and opportunely lived to tell his tale.

An unclear hiker was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries Monday after a bear “came out of nowhere” and pounded him in a foothills of a San Gabriel Mountains northeast of Los Angeles, officials said.

The 53-year-old male was on a route about dual miles north of Sierra Madre’s Bailey Canyon Wilderness Park around 10:45 a.m. when a hair-raising quarrel unfolded, officials said.

“The hiker ran into a bear, and a bear went adult on a rear legs,” Officer Joe Lazcano with a Sierra Madre Police told a Daily News.

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The dismayed hiker corroborated divided not realizing there was another bear off to his left side, prepared to pounce.

“It came out of nowhere,” Officer Lazcano pronounced of a second bear. “It pounded a subject. It was substantially some-more than 200 pounds.”

The male was knocked down and harmed though managed to quarrel off a furious animal and after travel out of a forest on his own, officials said.

He called for assistance and was taken to Methodist Hospital in Arcadia for diagnosis of cuts, scratches and probable puncture wounds, authorities said.

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Chief Larry Giannone talks about a bear conflict Monday.

(NBC 4)

“My father and we upheld this hiker on a approach down from George’s cabin today. We were tender during what good figure he was in (he was running). Wishing him a rapid recovery,” internal proprietor Alyssa Kilpatrick pronounced in a Facebook criticism Monday.

Fish and Wildlife officials pronounced they will try to find and constraint a bear and destroy it for open reserve reasons.

Police pronounced there was no evident hazard to a village since a conflict was so high up, “well into a towering area.”

California generally sees 3 or 4 teenager bear attacks a year, a Associated Press reported.

“They typically are non-aggressive,” pronounced Chief Larry Giannone, executive of open reserve for a Sierra Madre military and glow departments. “We’ve had officers that have walked right by them.”

Some endangered adults used amicable media to titillate officials to leave a bears alone.

“Please, we are vagrant you, greatfully don’t fire a bears!” Sierra Madre proprietor Carol Doupe Canterbury wrote on Facebook.

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