It was a bear market back in 1987…

A grizzly bear took a deep bite in a A Montana game-and-wildlife warden right leg, as he was trying to release the animal into the wild. The bite was so powerful that it broke the leg bone below the knee.

Two photographers from the Outdoor Writers Association of America were observing the bear release.

One of them took this series of pictures:

Bear market in Montana, 1987

Bear market in Montana, 1987

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The bear returned almost three months later, as October 2, 1987 was a very dark Monday: Dow Jones industrial average plummeted 508 points in one day, losing a still unbeaten record 22.6%.