Colorado teen wakes up to bear biting his head

This still frame from video provided by KMGH-TV shows a teen staffer at a Colorado camp, who gave only his first name, Dylan, describing how he fought off a bear after waking up to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away at the camp near Ward, Colo. on Sunday, July 9, 2017. (KMGH-TV)

By The Associated Press, July 9, 2017 

WARD, Colo. — A teen staffer at a Colorado camp fought off a bear after waking up Sunday to find the animal biting his head and trying to drag him away.

The 19-year-old woke up at around 4 a.m. to a “crunching sound” with his head inside the mouth of the bear, which was trying to pull him out of his sleeping bag as he slept outside at Glacier View Ranch, 77 kilometres northwest of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokeswoman Jennifer Churchill said. The teen punched and hit it and other staffers who were sleeping nearby yelled and swatted at the bear, which eventually left, she said.

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