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Bear pounces on tent in southern Colorado, traumatizing woman inside who was eating her dinner

A black bear runs through the Pamela Lane neighborhood in 2013.
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A bear was euthanized early Wednesday, a few hours after it pounced on a tent at the Aspen Acres Campground northwest of Rye, bruising and severely traumatizing a woman who had gone inside the shelter to eat dinner because it was raining.

The 350-pound bear did not bite or claw the woman and it moved away when the woman’s friend approached the tent, but the bruin was a repeat offender, according to a news release from Colorado Parks and Wildlife. The incident occurred around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday.

The woman, whose name has not been released, was checked by emergency medical technicians, who determined she was not seriously injured, CPW spokesman Bill Vogrin said in the news release.

Read more from The Denver Post.


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