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Gene Penaflor is pictured in this undated handout photo courtesy of the Mendocino County Sheriff's Office. Penaflor, a 72-year-old California deer hunter was recovering October 14, 2013, after surviving on squirrels and packing leaves around him for warmth for nearly three weeks while he was lost and alone in the snowy wilderness, authorities said. REUTERS/Mendocino County Sheriff's Office

Hunter survives 19 days in snowy California wilderness

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By Karen Brooks

(Reuters) - A 72-year-old California deer hunter was recovering Monday after surviving on squirrels and packing leaves around him for warmth for nearly three weeks while he was lost and alone in the snowy wilderness, authorities said.

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