Colorado man clawed by bear inside his own home

Dave Chernosky was lucky to survive the attack by the massive black bear.
1:25 | 07/12/20

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Next tonight that there attack inside of the home demand clawed by a massive black bear and living to tell a story ABC's cleans and bells in Colorado. The man who survived a dramatic encounter with a bear burglar like this one armed with sharp claws tonight is on the meant literally thought I might. Be. Dave Czerkawski was staying at a friend's house near Aspen when noises woke him at 1 AM Friday he went to the kitchen finding himself face to face with a bear. He says he tried to open the garage door to let it out but that's when the bear got scared. I turned around the hallway and looked him straight in the face and he just went bad and hit me with this Paul one time. China husky has serious wounds to his head face and back but manages to call 911. In particular could cost from precinct. And. Also in Colorado a different bear this one with cubs scratched a woman on Thursday into when he nineteen state wildlife officials say they responded to nearly 12100 bear encounters. The message and yes he knows where it costs us now coming into the world and it's. And Tom because these bears attacked people wildlife officials say they had to be put down they also say conflicts like these are likely to get worse. In the late summer and early fall because just one bear has to 20000. Calories a day. To get ready for winter hibernation. Tom 20000 calories all right clean think you.

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