A schoolboy skier was recovering in hospital today after being attacked by a bear in one of Europe’s biggest resorts.
The youngster, who has not yet been named, fell into a cave in Funäsdalen, Sweden, while out on the slopes with his friends yesterday.
He landed next to a hibernating bear who immediately woke up and began biting the boy.
‘It was a savage attack,’ said a local police spokesman.
‘The startled bear bit the boy on both legs, and ran his claws down his back.
‘The boy was able to free himself, however, and ran away from the animal. He was rushed to hospital in Ostersund where he was treated for very serious injuries.’
The police spokesman said the bear was later located but was not shot because he was not considered a further threat to civilians.
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Bears hate when you fall on them during hibernation. Glad the boy survived. He will have scars and a heck of a story to tell for the rest of his life. I'm glad the humans over there didn't further insult the bear by killing it. Clearly self defense.