5-year-old Colorado girl attacked, severely injured by black bear

14 May, 2018, 13:18 | Author: Carlos George
  • This morning’s bear attack occurred along D Road in the East Orchard Mesa neighborhood just outside the Grand Junction city limits

Wildlife rangers in Colorado were hunting a bear early Monday that attacked and tried to drag off a five-year-old girl from her yard.

It happened in East Orchard Mesa, above the Colorado River corridor.

"When she went outside to investigate, she witnessed a large black bear dragging her daughter", Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) stated.

The bear dropped the 5-year-old when the mother began screaming at the animal, according to the report. The little girl's condition has been upgraded from serious to fair by the hospital.

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The girl allegedly was outside because she thought she heard her dog making noises. Traps have been set up around Grand Junction, Colorado in order top capture the bear which attack the five-year-old girl.

At this time, authorities are still trying to track down the black bear that attacked the child.

The bear is now being tracked down by Parks and Wildlife officers and federal wildlife services personnel. They said in their statement that a heavy law enforcement presence will be seen throughout the area as they search for the bear. "Based on bear behavior, it's possible this bear will come back to the area".

Officials are still tracking the animal and asked residents in the area to report any bear sightings.

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