A five-year-old girl was attacked by a bear, bitten and dragged before the girl’s mother scared off the animal.
The child had gone outside of her home in East Orchard Mesa in the early morning hours after hearing noises she thought were coming from a dog, her mother told authorities. (ABCNews)
The mother heard screams about 2:30 a.m. outside her home, which is above the Colorado River Corridor in Grand Junction, and went outside to investigate, according to a news release by Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW).
That’s when she saw a large black bear dragging Kimberly, according to the release. The mother screamed at the bear, which then let her daughter go.
CBS Denver reports the girl suffered serious injuries but is at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction in fair condition.
Authorities have set three traps for the bear.