A man got a shock last week after a brown bear attacked him while he was taking photos along a hiking trail by a Cantabrian mountain.
The 35-year-old, from Villaescusa, was happily taking pictures along a popular between his hometown and Izara when he saw movement in the bushes.
Thinking it must be some kind of animal, he prepared his camera to take a picture when he saw it was an adult bear coming after him.
The man tried to shield himself as the bear attacked him and tore up the man’s arm with its claws. The bear then ran back into the bushes.
Another man from Villaescusa found the injured man trying to return home and helped him get to emergency services.