June 26, 2012
Jason Amperse displays the small punctures left by a black bear’s teeth. Another man suffered critical injuries in a third attack.
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A man bitten by a bear Thursday night was back to work Monday, just feet from the site of the attack. Jason Amperse, 29, is the second of three people attacked by a black bear in recent weeks. Amperse sustained only minor injuries — two small puncture wounds on his calf and a few scratches. On May 31, a bear took a swipe at a 74-year-old woman sleeping in a tent in Ponderosa Campground, cutting her scalp. Then on Sunday morning, a bear mauled another camper in the same campground, this time nearly killing him before campers could scare it off.