Man survives bear attack near Homer

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ANCHORAGE (KTUU) - A man is expected to survive after a brown bear attacked him while he was out walking his dogs.

According to Alaska State Troopers, the man was walking his dog when a sow with two or three cubs attacked him. Troopers say it was reported that the dogs chased the bears off, while the injured man was able to run to a house in the area, from where the incident was called in.

Troopers say that Alaska Department of Fish and Game officials are currently looking for the bear.

A call from Homer dispatchers says the man was located at Diamond Ridge Road and Rucksack Drive on the north side of town and that the man had a "severe neck injury."

Troopers say he is expected to survive but could not release any additional information on his condition.

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