Mountain biker chased by grizzly bear near site of recent attack

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A mountain biker reported being chased by a grizzly bear Friday morning in northeastern Idaho.

“The bear chased the biker but did not harm the biker,” the U.S. Forest Service-Caribou-Targhee National Forest stated on Facebook.

The incident occurred in the Stamp Meadows Road area in Island Park. An Idaho Department of Fish and Game spokesman told KSL that bear tracks were discovered nearby.

The bear is believed to be a female with cubs.

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In early July a man was attacked by a female grizzly bear as he jogged four miles from where Friday’s incident occurred. The victim, who did not suffer life-threatening injuries, said the bear had at least one cub.

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The IDFG’s Curtis Hendricks told KSL that it was not known whether the same grizzly bear was involved in both incidents.

The U.S. Forest Service-Caribou-Targhee National Forest stated that “Bears in the Area” signs have been posted and urged bikers and hikers to exercise caution and carry bear spray.

Island Park is 28 miles southwest of West Yellowstone and the West Entrance to Yellowstone National Park.

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