A Medford, Oregon, man suffered multiple injuries last Thursday afternoon when a “dead” bear grabbed and mauled him.
Alex Machado, 22,and his partner, 24-year-old Nathan Shinn of Phoenix, were deer hunting when they spotted the bear. The men, who had bear, fired on the animal and hit it in the abdomen.
As the men approached the bear in a meadow where it went down, the animal awoke and grabbed Machado.
The bear began biting Machado on the right side of his body, injuring his right hand and arm and pulling the man into a “hug.”
Machado and the bear rolled down a 50-foot embankment, with the bear continuing to bite as they plummeted.