Hunter mauled in attack by wounded bear

Bear fights back after hunter throught he had killed it

Hunter mauled by black bear in Wyoming

A hunter became the hunted after a bear he shot launched a vicious attack on him in Wyoming.

A group of friends were out (legally) hunting bear on Friday, and shot an animal with a bow and arrow.

Craig Lindstrom, who was part of the group of hunters, said they waited for four hours to track it. He described the attack on his friend to, saying: "All of the sudden I heard him screaming - felt like 10 minutes, but was probably two minutes - literally screaming, screaming and you knew he was being mauled.

"He made that thing die because he stabbed it about 20 times while it was chewing on his arm. He kept stabbing it and stabbing it and stabbing it and it was pounding on him, a quarter of a ton - a 525 pound bear pounding on him.

"I had two tourniquets on both of his arms. I have a strap, I strapped it around his arms to hold his arms, I put his hands in his pockets and we had a belt and we led him with the belt."

Lindstrom added that it took more than three hours to lead his friend half a mile out of the swamp area to get help.

According to the Argus Leader, the victim was airlifted to hospital and was said to have suffered two broken arms, wounds on his face, jaw, stomach and legs but is in a stable condition.

The bear died around 50 yards from where it was stabbed. The group of hunters are planning to mount it as some kind of 'trophy'.

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