LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - A Lafayette man is recovering in his home after being attacked by a bear.
David Goodrich was on his annual hunting trip to the Grand Teton Mountains, when he was confronted by a grizzly bear.
Goodrich and his guide were tracking elk when he saw a the bear coming from behind. The bear charged them and swatted Goodrich in the back sending him into a downed tree.
He suffered a claw wound on his back and a broken leg from the hitting the tree. Goodrich said despite his injuries, he doesn't blame the bear.
"Here's an animal, it's his house. It's where he lives," said Goodrich. "Bears have poor eyesight. "He doesn't really know what you are. He's just protecting his territory."
Goodrich is a retired Monroe County Sheriff's Deputy. In July he left his year-long post as Police Chief in Dayton, Indiana.
He said he can't wait to get better and head back to Wyoming next summer .
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