Three days after a bear attacked a Midpines man, the animal remains on the loose.
Traps were set up to catch the bear, but so far the animal has eluded them, said California Department of Fish and Wildlife Warden Chris Stoots.
Larry Yepez, 66, was attacked Thursday near his home in Midpines, a mountain community in Mariposa County.
Yepez suffered wounds to his face and chest after being attacked by the 200-pound black bear.
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Stoots said the bear that attacked Yepez will likely be euthanized, given the nature of the mauling. There is no specific protocol for this kind of situation, he added, so the bear will likely be shot in the most humane way possible.