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A Teen Woke Up To A Bear "Crunching" On His Head And Forget Camping Ever Again

There was a "crunch" sound. A CRUNCH SOUND.

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This is Dylan. He's a 19-year-old camp counselor at Glacier View Ranch, a Christian summer camp located in Ward, Colorado. On Sunday morning, he was the victim of a pretty wild bear attack.

Dylan, who's trained in wilderness preparedness, told reporters that he "woke up to a crunching sound and a lot of pain." That was HIS HEAD IN THE MOUTH OF A HUGE BLACK BEAR.

"The bear had a hold of my head and was dragging me across the ground," he said. The bear apparently dragged Dylan around 12 feet before he was able to break free.

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JFC 12 FEET.

Dylan eventually escaped by poking the bear in the eye, but the bear then grabbed Dylan by the head and sunk his teeth in.

Dylan ended up with nine staples in the back of his head. "I feel really lucky I was laying perfect for it to grab the back of my head and not my face or my eyes," he said.

“When it was dragging me, that was the slowest part. It felt like it went forever," Dylan told Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH. After the attack, the bear was tracked by local wildlife officials and killed.
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“When it was dragging me, that was the slowest part. It felt like it went forever," Dylan told Denver ABC-affiliate KMGH. After the attack, the bear was tracked by local wildlife officials and killed.

Dylan, says the attack hasn't deterred him from future wilderness excursions.

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"I'm not afraid of the bears. I'm not afraid of sleeping outside anymore," Dylan told KMGH. "You just have to be aware and respect the animals."

BuzzFeed has reached out to Colorado Parks and Wildlife and Glacier View Ranch for comment.

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