Man who survived bear attack speaks out

The bear had broken into the man’s home and was looking for food in the kitchen.
1:49 | 07/12/20

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Now to a frightening bear encounter, the animal breaking into a house raiding the refrigerator and then turning to attack. 911, what is the emergency? A bear came in here and he hit me with his paw, so I'm bleeding. Reporter: Overnight, the victim of bear attack speaking out after an encounter that left him with severe lacerations. I heard something in the kitchen. Reporter: It was early Friday morning when this man heard a noise coming from the downstairs of the home he and his family are visiting in aspen. Went in the kitchen, saw him there. He was already in the fridge. And cupboards, stuff like that. Reporter: Fearing for his family's safety, the Ohio native tried coaxing the bear into the garage. 450 pounds. He was looking me in the face. In the hall. Eyeball too eyeball almost. Reporter: But he says when he hit the garage door opener the bear panicked, running back inside attacking him. I started screaming and he opened another door and walked out. I was lucky, because had he stayed I was defenseless. The bear swiped at the home owner, striking him in the head, face and neck. Significant laceration injuries. Wow. Wow. He's lucky. Imagine right there seeing the bear face to face when it comes downstairs. This is the second bear attack in Colorado within the last few days. A woman was able to get away, left with some scratches on her back. So thankfully in both cases the injuries could have been much worse. We keep moving into bear territory. You don't expect one to show up in your kitchen. Speaking of teddy bears that show up in thee the report

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