​Bear Attacks Man As He Relaxed In Hot Tub

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June 9, 2012

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A week after a convicted ex-con out on parole was faced an attack and was later found half eaten by a black bear in a rural area of British Columbia, another man from the area is attacked this week while he was sitting in his hot tub, the animal was later destroyed.

The unidentified 55-year-old man was at the Whistler Ski Resort on Saturday, when he, “felt a heavy blow to the back of his head which propelled him forward in the hot tub,” according to Royal Canadian Mounted Police Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair.

LeClair explained in his statement that the man then “turned around and found himself face to face with a black bear. He yelled at the bear and retreated inside.”

The man was later treated for lacerations to the back of his head at the Whistler Health Care Center and is excepted to make a full recovery.

Police called to the scene found and shot a bear in a wooded area about 100 meters from where the attack occurred. “The bear was destroyed,” the police statement said.

To determine what provoked the bear to attack the man a necropsy of the remains is scheduled.

Black Bear attacks are considered to be rare, and the two most-recent events are considered to be unrelated.