Montana man hospitalized after being mauled by grizzly bear

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A female Grizzly bear exits Pelican Creek October 8, 2012 in the Yellowstone National Park in Wyoming.Yellowstone National Park is America’s first national park. It was established in 1872. Yellowstone extends through Wyoming, Montana, and Idaho. The park’s name is derived from the Yellowstone River, which runs through the park. (KAREN BLEIER/AFP/GettyImage)

GREAT FALLS, Mont. (AP) — A Montana man is hospitalized after being mauled by a grizzly bear in an abandoned barn.

Teton County Sheriff Keith Van Setten said 50-year-old Shannun Rammell of the Choteau area was attacked Monday evening.

Family friend Julie Brantley tells the Great Falls Tribune that Rammell was looking for a bear after a neighbor reported seeing grizzly tracks.

The family drove to a nearby unoccupied farm and saw no signs of the animal until Rammell decided to check a barn.

Brantley says Rammell startled the bear, which threw him up in the air. He suffered bites and scratch marks on his shoulder and arms.

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