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Camp staffer attacked by bear wakes up to 'crunching sound'

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Posted at 9:22 AM, Jul 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-07-10 09:22:38-04

There's another bear attack to report. A 19-year-old staffer at a Colorado camp says he woke up at around 4 in the morning yesterday to a "crunching sound." It was a bear biting down as it had his head in its mouth.

The animal was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag as he slept outside at Glacier View Ranch 48 miles northwest of Denver.

The teen punched and hit the bear and other staffers were sleeping nearby yelled and swatted at it until it took off.

The 12-and-13-year-old campers they were in charge of were asleep in nearby teepees and were not hurt.

Black bears aren't usually aggressive but have attacked several people in the West in recent weeks.