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Ani Haas attacked by bear in Montana

Updated: August 1, 2011, 1:28 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Former U.S. Ski Team member Ani Haas says she feels fortunate to have suffered just scratches to her left arm and chest when she encountered a black bear while running in western Montana.

The 24-year-old freestyle skier told NBC's "Today" show Monday that she was on a trail near her home town of Missoula, Mont., Friday morning when she saw some cubs scramble up a tree.

The mother bear ran at her. Haas tried to run away, but was not fast enough. She turned around to face ...

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