UPDATE: Wisconsin Man Recovering From Bear Mauling

Wisconsin DNR , Bear Hunting Magazine

The 63 year-old man who was attached outside a residence near Shell Lake, Wisconsin Monday night suffered some very serious wounds, including the loss of his left eye. The brother of the injured man stated that his brother will have a long recovery as his brothers face was crushed and has already had some surgery to repair the damage. The brother also sustained a bite on the arm from the bear, but was able to shoot at it which made it run away.

A man who was attacked by a black bear in northwestern Wisconsin Monday night is recovering at a hospital in the Twin Cities and currently listed in stable condition. The Wisconsin DNR stated that the attack occurred in the man's yard near Shell Lake, which is located in Burnett County.

The man's dog apparently initiated contact with the bear. The man's brother came out of the residence and shot and injured the bear, which then ran away. The dog was also injured in the incident.

DNR officials and the Burnett County Sheriff's Department have set up traps for the bear in case it returns.

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