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Fayette County man mauled by captive bear

Published: Tuesday, Aug. 13, 2013 5:30 a.m. CDT

BEECHER CITY – A southern Illinois man was mauled by his black bear at a farm in rural Fayette County.

WNOI-FM reports Marion Julius suffered a broken hip and leg as well as bites to his arm when he went into the bear’s cage Sunday. He was airlifted to a St. Louis hospital.

The bear was euthanized.

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