Black Bear Critically Injures Arizona Woman
Yet another animal attack on a person. Lana Rae Hollingsworth was attacked by a black bear while walking her dog at the Pinetop Country Club community on Wednesday. The bear attacked her a total of three times before finally running off. Hollingsworth was airlifted to a Phoenix hospital and underwent surgeries. Late Wednesday she was still in critical condition.
The black bear estimated at 250 lbs was scavenging in a dumpster when he attacked Hollingsworth. Neighbors who responded to the screaming, yelled and honked car horns and the bear ran up a tree, but he came back twice before finally running off. The bear's attack on Hollingsworth was a predatory attack and the bear was tracked with the help of dogs and killed. Since 1990, this was the 7th black bear attack, none of which have been fatal. The last bear attack was in 2006. From Reuters.com.