A visitor to Grand Teton National Park was attacked by a grizzly bear Wednesday morning and was taken to a hospital in Jackson Wyoming for treatment.

54-year-old Dennis Vandenbos of Lander, Wyoming was walking near the Jackson Lake Lodge when he surprised a female grizzly and her three cubs feeding on a freshly killed elk carcass.

The man yelled a few times, and then laid down on his stomach in a submissive posture. The bear inflicted puncture wounds and cuts before another person scared the bear away.

The National Park Service says it will not destroy the grizzly. This is the first grizzly attack in Grant Teton National Park since 2001.