- Associated Press - Tuesday, July 11, 2017

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) - Wildlife officials have recently confirmed that a bear was euthanized after biting a man’s head in central Utah.

KSL-TV reports (http://bit.ly/2tK9Af6 ) the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources confirmed Monday that a California man was attacked while camping in Desolation Canyon on Fourth of July. The man says he awoke to find a black bear biting the back of his head.

According to Conservation Outreach Section Chief Robin Cahoon, the man suffered relatively minor injuries and drove himself to get medical care.

Wildlife officers say they successfully captured and euthanized the bear involved in the attack.

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Information from: KSL-TV, http://www.ksl.com/

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