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Hunter escapes attack by shoving arm down bear's throat

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A bow hunter in Teton County is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by shoving his arm down the animal's throat. A bow hunter in Teton County is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by shoving his arm down the animal's throat.
GREAT FALLS, Mont. -

A bow hunter in Teton County is recovering after he survived a grizzly bear mauling by shoving his arm down the animal's throat.
    
The Great Falls Tribune reports that 26-year-old Chase Dellwo was hunting with his brother northwest of Choteau on Saturday when he came face to face with a 350 to 400 pound male grizzly.
    
Dellwo says as the bear attacked him, he remembered an article his grandmother had given him saying large animals have bad gag reflexes. He shoved his arm down the bear's throat, forcing the animal to release him. The bear left. Dellwo was able to find his brother, who drove him to the hospital.
    
He received stitches and staples in his head, some on his face, a swollen eye and deep puncture wounds on his leg.
    
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