Danish tourist walks away from bear attack

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(File photo)

Michael Platt, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 3:06 PM ET

CALGARY -- Bruises, a torn jacket, and the best travel story ever: that's what a tourist from Demark will be be taking home, after being bitten by a bear in Canmore, a town approximately 81 km west of Calgary.

The man was apparently bird watching in Canmore's Quarry Lake area, when he bumped into a feeding bear, which he described as having brown fur.

"He was right inside an area with berry bushes, and the bear was probably feeding on berries at the time," said Kim Titchener of WildSmart, an organization dedicated to reducing human-wildlife conflict.

The bear charged and bit the tourist, but only ripped his jacket, said Titchener.​


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