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Chuck Bryant was at the shop on his ranch in the Madison Valley around 8 on Saturday morning. He saw a truck rumbling down the road that cuts through his land to reach a trailhead. The truck was moving pretty fast until it stopped at his shop. A man inside waved Bryant to come over.

"When he looked up at me it was obvious. I knew it was bear," Bryant said. "He was covered in blood ... I asked him, 'Can I take you to the hospital?'"

The man refused, insisting he could drive himself, and asked Bryant to call the Ennis hospital to let them know that he was coming. Now, the man in the truck, Todd Orr, has become an online sensation for a video he posted to Facebook — views have topped 27 million, shares have passed 560,000 — explaining what had just happened to him during a hike to scout for elk.

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Michael Wright can be reached at mwright@dailychronicle.com or at 582-2638. Follow him on Twitter @mj_wright1. 

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