CASS COUNTY, MN (trfnews.i234.me) The Cass County, Minnesota Sheriff says a woman was injured, when she was attacked by a Black Bear.
A 65-year-old woman from Minneapolis was attacked by a black bear at a cabin in Fairview Township, rural Nisswa, Minnesota, resulting in injury and medical treatment. The victim let her dog out around midnight on May 25th when she heard the dog having a confrontation with something. She went outside to bring the dog in and encountered a black bear. The bear struck her in the chest and arm, knocking her to the ground. Family members heard the struggle and were able to scare the bear away from the victim and yard. The victim was taken to a Brainerd, Minnesota, hospital receiving treatment for injuries to her shoulder, chest, and back area from the struggle.
The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offer the following safety information when encountering black bears: watch from a safe distance or inside, wait and see if the bear leaves on its own, if the bear does not leave on its own but approaches, it’s time to scare it away by shouting boldly, banging pots, slamming doors, or throwing something. If you have bear spray, remove the safety and be ready to use it if the bear approaches you.
– A 65-year-old woman was attacked by a black bear in rural Nisswa, Minnesota.
– The victim was taken to a hospital and treated for injuries to her shoulder, chest, and back area.
– The Cass County Sheriff’s Office and Minnesota Department of Natural Resources offer safety information when encountering black bears.