Bear breaks into Colorado home, attacks woman

August 18, 2009 1:28:17 PM PDT
Authorities say a bear forced its way into an Aspen home and attacked the homeowner, leaving her with cuts on her back and chest. The state Division of Wildlife says the bear forced open a pair of unlocked doors on Saturday and attacked the woman, who fled upstairs and called 911. Her name and condition weren't released.

The bear left as police arrived. Wildlife officers are trying to find and kill the animal.

Officers say they found nothing around the property to attract the bear. They suspect the same animal was responsible for other break-ins and attempted break-ins.

They say that if bears climb through open doors or windows and find food, it's easy for them to force their way into other homes in search of something to eat.


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