Girl in fair condition after bear attack near Grand Junction |

Girl in fair condition after bear attack near Grand Junction

GRAND JUNCTION (AP) — A 5-year-old Colorado girl is hospitalized in fair condition after she was attacked by a bear outside her home. The attack happened early Sunday near Grand Junction.

The girl’s mother told state wildlife officers that her daughter went outside around 2:30 a.m. to investigate noises she thought might be coming from her dog. The mother said she then heard screaming and went out to find her daughter being dragged by a large black bear. She said the bear dropped the girl after she began screaming at the animal.

Colorado Parks and Wildlife spokesman Mike Porras said the girl suffered serious injuries and was taken to St. Mary’s Hospital. She was listed in fair condition in the afternoon but chief operating officer Bryan Johnson said her family didn’t want to release any more information.



Colorado Parks and Wildlife said officers are tracking the bear with the help of federal wildlife officers.

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