Bear attacks elderly bedridden New Mexico woman
A black bear attacked and injured an 82-year-old bed-ridden woman in New Mexico on Tuesday night, state officials said.
The Raton, N.M. resident was not named, but authorities told The Associated Press that a black bear broke the latch on her screen door and let himself in.
The creature subsequently pawed at the woman’s face and head, leaving her with minor scratches. She was discovered several hours later by a housekeeper.
The bear was tracked down and killed, the AP noted. Its carcass will be tested for rabies.
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