Bear attack victim, dog return home

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Posted: August 26, 2014

The Winchester Star

Steven Krichbaum sits Monday with his injured dog, Henry, at their Staunton home. The two spent most of the summer camping at the George Washington National Forest, allowing Krichbaum to work on a project for his Ph.D., which he is currently earning from Ohio University.Krichbaum said he was on his way to the woods to track turtles when the bear attack happened.
Melissa Boughton The Winchester StarSteven Krichbaum holds onto a bloody rock that he used to strike a bear that attacked him on Thursday in the George Washington National Forest in Hardy County, W.Va. He was speaking from his home in Staunton.

STAUNTON — Lifelong conservationist Steven Krichbaum wasn’t scared Thursday when a 250-pound black bear had ahold of him by the thigh.

He was in survival mode.

“People say, ‘Oh, this is scary and...



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