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Montana Resident Attacked By Bear In Yard!

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POLSON, Mont. (AP) - Lake County authorities say a bear attacked a Pablo resident in his yard.
    
Undersheriff Dan Yonkin told KERR-AM authorities have not confirmed what kind of bear attacked the man Friday morning, but the man told police he believes it was a grizzly.
    
Yonkin did not identify the man, and the nature and extent of his injuries were not immediately clear. He was taken to a hospital, where Yonkin says he was coherent and speaking.
    
Yonkin says officers have warned a nearby elementary school and Salish Kootenai College of a bear in the area and are asking residents to be alert and aware of their surroundings.
    
Law-enforcement officials also notified fish and wildlife officials with the state and the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes.
    
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