The 26-year-old from Montana who was attacked earlier this week deliberately stuck his arm down the creature’s throat – a move which may well have saved his life.
Dellwo was out hunting with a bow, stalking a heard of elk with his brother, when he came across a bear sleeping by a creek. Because snow and high winds obscured his vision, Dellwo was practically on top of the bear – just three feet away – when he saw it.
The animal woke up, knocked Chase over and bit his head. “He was on top of me roaring the loudest roar I have ever heard,” he told USA Today.