Teen fights off charging grizzly with bear spray

first_imgUSO/iStock(ENNIS, Mont.) — A teenager who encountered a bear in Montana on Sunday was pinned to the ground by the animal but managed to escape using bear spray, authorities said.The 17-year-old boy told wildlife officials that he was walking down a hill in a remote area some 30 miles south of Ennis on Sunday afternoon when he heard a noise behind him. The teen said he turned around to find a bear charging at him, according to a statement from the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.The boy was carrying bear repellent in his backpack, but the animal pushed him up against a tree before he was able to react, he told wildlife officials.The teen said the bear held him up against the tree momentarily before letting go. The boy fell over and tried to crawl between two trees for protection, he told wildlife officials, but the bear “pinned him face-down on the ground.”He managed to reach over his shoulder and grab the bear repellent from his backpack. He sprayed the bear, which then backed away and left the area.The boy made radio contact with his family, who were staying at a cabin in the area. He was taken to Madison Valley Medical Center where he was treated for minor injuries and released.Wildlife officials will continue to monitor the area, which is well within occupied bear habitat, but no further management action is being taken at this time, according to the Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks.“Based on the teen’s description of the bear’s behavior, the bear was mostly likely a grizzly bear,” the department said in the statement Monday. “The bear’s behavior in this incident appears to be typical of surprise close encounters.”The Montana Department of Fish, Wildlife and Parks recommended the following tips for avoiding negative encounters with bears:Be prepared and aware of your surroundings.Carry and know how to use bear spray.Travel in groups whenever possible.Stay away from animal carcasses.Follow U.S. Forest Service food storage regulations.If you encounter a bear, never approach it. Back away slowly and leave the area. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Scoreboard roundup — 3/5/19

first_imgMarch 6, 2019 /Sports News – National Scoreboard roundup — 3/5/19 Beau Lund Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailiStock(NEW YORK) — Here are the scores from Tuesday’s sports events:MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALLINTERLEAGUEN.Y. Yankees 5, Atlanta 1Pittsburgh 10, Baltimore 4Boston 8, Washington 4San Diego 7, Chi White Sox 4L.A. Angels 9, Chi Cubs 2Seattle 7, San Diego 7Kansas City 5, Arizona 3AMERICAN LEAGUEToronto 5, Detroit 2Minnesota 9, Tampa Bay 2Oakland 4, Texas 1Cleveland 11, Chi White Sox 0NATIONAL LEAGUEMiami 3, N.Y. Mets 1Philadelphia 2, St. Louis 1Milwaukee 1, Colorado 0NATIONAL BASKETBALL ASSOCIATIONPhiladelphia 114, Orlando 106Indiana 105, Chicago 96Houston 107, Toronto 95Memphis 120, Portland 111Minnesota 131, Oklahoma City 120Boston 128, Golden State 95NATIONAL HOCKEY LEAGUESO Columbus 2, New Jersey 1OT Pittsburgh 3, Florida 2OT Boston 4, Carolina 3SO N.Y. Islanders 5, Ottawa 4Tampa Bay 5, Winnipeg 2SO Nashville 5, Minnesota 4Dallas 1, N.Y. Rangers 0Anaheim 3, Arizona 1OT Colorado 4, Detroit 3Montreal 3, L.A. Kings 1TOP-25 COLLEGE BASKETBALL(3) North Carolina 79, Boston College 66(4) Duke 71, Wake Forest 70(5) Tennessee 71, Mississippi St. 54(6) Kentucky 80, Mississippi 76(9) Michigan St. 91, Nebraska 76Minnesota 73, (11) Purdue 69Oklahoma 81, (13) Kansas 68OT (14) Florida St. 73, (15) Virginia Tech 64(17) Nevada 90, Air Force 79(19) Buffalo 82, Ohio 79Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more