Lee Brooke, 60, was hunting in the mountains of Wyoming when a 420-pound bear attacked him.

The bear mutilated him, tearing off most of his face and knocking him unconscious. He awoke some moments later, the bear smelling him. “I could feel the whiskers,” he told Fox 31.

He attacked the bear with a steak knife he had in his pocket. The bear bit him in the arm, and the two struggled before the bear ultimately wandered off. This gave Brooke the chance to escape. He was found by his brother George, and the two went down the mountain for help.

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