A man from Montana, United States, has recounted his incredibly lucky escape when faced with a grizzly bear, which attacked him twice in the space of 10 minutes.
Todd Orr released pictures and video of his injuries on his Facebook page along with an account of how he escaped with his life after a mother bear attacked him while he was “scouting for elk”, only for the creature to follow him as he fled to his vehicle and maul him a second time.
In his description of the incident on social media Orr describes the violence of both attacks: “For thirty seconds she stood there crushing me. My chest was smashed into the ground and forehead in the dirt.”
He also explains how he laid still during both attacks in an attempt to get the bear to stop: “I knew that moving would trigger more bites so a laid motionless hoping it would end.”
Despite the vicious nature of the attack and undergoing “eight hours of stitching” Orr suffered a chip out of the ulna bone in his forearm and some bruises and scrapes.
He remains positive, saying of his ordeal: “Not my best day, but I’m alive.”