Despite the fact you're more likely to be struck by lightning than be attacked by a grizzly, terrifying bear attacks do still take place. When bear attack survivors share their stories, like other animal attack survivors, the tales provide valuable information on how to behave in a similar situation. Bears are deadly creatures, and survivors often live because they remembered training in what to do and, in many cases, were just plain lucky.
It is truly harrowing to be mauled by a bear. The powerful creatures use their sharp claws and teeth to bite and scratch at their victim's body, crushing bone and ripping flesh in the process. Many people who survive emerge with terrible scars or are left with physical challenges to overcome. These bear attack survivors shared their stories of coming face-to-face with one of nature's most powerful creatures—and explained how they survived.
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