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Bear attacks elderly bedridden New Mexico woman

By Stephen C. Webster
Thursday, June 6, 2013 10:50 EDT
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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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["Stock Photo: Salmon Surprise - Wasn'T This Salmon Surprised To Be Grabbed Out Of The Water In The Clutches Of A Black Bear. Anan Creek, Wrangell, Alaska" on Shutterstock.]

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
 
 
 
 
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