Black bear reportedly attacks Canadian man in backyard hot tub

A black bear reportedly attacked a Canadian man who was soaking in his backyard hot tub on Sunday.

The 55-year-old Coquitlam man, who was not identified, was in the hot tub with his back to the forest when he was struck in the head by the animal, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation reports.

The man then yelled at the bear, which was later shot and killed by police in Whistler, British Columbia.

When the man turned around to investigate, he found himself face-to-face with a male black bear, Staff Sgt. Steve LeClair told the website.

A necropsy will be completed to determine motivation for the attack. The man was treated for minor lacerations and was released.

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