IDAHO (ABC4) – Another bear attack has been reported in a western state.
A person running near Island Park in Idaho was attacked Friday morning by a grizzly bear near a trail off of Stamp Meadow Road, according to East Idaho News.
The Maryland man was able to make it back to his cabin and called police. He reportedly received a couple of puncture wounds, but refused medical treatment, authorities tell East Idaho News.
He was, however, taken to the hospital later by his family.
Island Park, about 30 miles west of Yellowstone, is a roughly five-hour drive from Salt Lake City.
The Utah Division of Wildlife Resources recently warned the community that the current drought hitting western states may prompt animals – like bears – to visit neighborhoods in search of food and water.