Hiker attacked by bear in Cantabria, Spain

A brown bear in Cantabria.

A brown bear in Cantabria. Image by Feans / CC BY 2.0

A Spanish walker has been mauled by a brown bear while hiking in the Cantabrian Mountains in northern Spain. The 35-year-old was poised to take a photo when the animal emerged from the bushes and he quickly identified it as a charging bear. The Cantabrian Mountains are a popular destination for nature lovers and walkers, and local experts said that while the area was also popular with bears, attacks were very rare. Read more: thelocal.es

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