Bear Attacks Arizona Woman In Tent

Hounds and men on the hunt

Nick Davidson

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On Thursday, a 74-year-old Arizona woman was attacked by a black bear that slashed through her tent in a Tonto National Forest campground. The woman and her husband, along with their dog, managed to scare away the bear, which had cut and bruised the woman’s face. “They are very, very lucky,” said Jim Paxon, a spokesman with the Arizona Game and Fish Department. “Anytime a bear rips through a tent and enters it with humans in it, that’s a pretty big threat.” Officials are now tracking the bear with dogs and intend to put it down. Authorities have evacuated the campground and closed it until the end of August as a precaution.

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