He ran up to a bakery, and tried kicking open the front door.
"At that point the bear was basically right on top of me," he said. "I was yelling and screaming, trying to keep it away from me. Throughout all this it had swatted at me a few times and it had bit me."
Kolsun said he was desperate.
"So I pulled my cellphone out of my pocket, turned it on and the screen lit up," he said. "I turned it towards the bear, put it in his face and it stepped back."
This Guy Isn't The Lucky One Dept: A Rhode Island man on a guided hunting trip was mauled by a grizzly he shot near McGrath on Monday after the wounded bear turned on him, Alaska State Troopers say.
John Matson sustained injuries to his head and body, troopers said. He was flown to an Anchorage hospital where he is being treated for his wounds, which don't appear to be life-threatening.
... Here's the story the guide told the trooper, as relayed by troopers spokeswoman Megan Peters: The assistant, Matson, and another hunter saw the bear munching berries about a mile away and moved in a direction to cut it off. Matson shot the bear with a Winchester Magnum and the bear rolled into the bushes, where the party could hear it growling and thrashing. After just a minute, the bear popped out of the brush and ran away. As the party tracked it at a distance, they saw the grizzly cross a brook into more brush.
They waited about 90 minutes before going into the bushes after the bear, the guide told the trooper.
Suddenly, the assistant heard Matson screaming and the sound of the bear growling and thrashing in the brush, he told Waychoff. He was about 30 feet away. Matson got off one shot before the assistant yelled at the other hunter, "Shoot your gun!" in hopes of distracting the bear, he said. Both the assistant and the other hunter fired shots and the bear ran off.
Matson was bleeding profusely from wounds on his head, Peters said. The assistant wrapped his clothes around the gashes.
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