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Bear attacks man, dog in New York state park; man chases bear away with a stick

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STRATFORD, New York — Officials say a 55-year-old upstate New York man and his dog were injured by a bear in a state park in the Adirondacks before he chased the animal off with a stick.

State environmental officials say the attack was Tuesday evening in the Ferris Lake Wild Forest in the Fulton County town of Stratford.

Forest rangers say the dog was off leash when it encountered the bear. The bear attacked the dog and its owner when the man intervened to separate the animals.

Rangers say the man chased the bear off by hitting it on the nose with a stick.

The man and dog suffered bites and scratches. The injuries aren't considered life-threatening.

State officials were unable to locate the bear and believe it has left the area.

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PHOTO: A 55-year-old upstate New York man and his dog have been injured by a bear on the southern border of the Adirondack Park. Both had bites and scratches, but no serious injuries. Authorities could not find the bear. (Aug. 13)
A 55-year-old upstate New York man and his dog have been injured by a bear on the southern border of the Adirondack Park. Both had bites and scratches, but no serious injuries. Authorities could not find the bear. (Aug. 13)
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