Video shows the dramatic moment a bear attacked a man while he was celebrating the 4th of July on Mount Wilson. ABC7 reports photographer Ryan Duke was near the top of Mount Wilson with his friends to shoot photos of fireworks over Los Angeles County when a bear cub came out of the bushes and went straight to a nearby group and toward someone’s backpack:
“At this point the group immediately reacted. Someone shouted ‘bear,’ got everyone’s attention. I thought whoever shouted that was joking.”
Most of the group stood their ground but two people turned their backs to run and apparently startled the bear. One person was bit in the butt by the juvenile bear as he tried to run away.
“It nipped one of the men in the rear. I think it was really hungry and really wanted whatever was in that backpack.”
Thankfully the man only suffered minor injuries.