August 19th, 2013
02:21 AM ET

7 people mauled by bears in recent days

Bears rarely attack humans unless they feel threatened or territorial. But a 12-year-old girl jogging in Michigan is among the latest victims in a spate of bear attacks that has left seven people mauled in five states since Thursday.

Wildlife officials are running tests on a bear they killed to see if it's the same one that mauled Abby Wetherell on Thursday evening. The girl from Cadillac, Michigan, was out on her nightly jog when she was ambushed by a black bear.

Authorities also reported attacks in Alaska, Colorado, Wyoming and Idaho.

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  1. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    I hear they're getting a real craving for double cheese burgers.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:01 pm | Report abuse |
  2. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Sounds like this could be a wildlife conspiracy. They may have found a way to communicate long distance to plan these attacks. Guess it's time to open a new front in the war on terrorism.

    August 19, 2013 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Rascal Rabble

    uh?!?! why would a 12 year old girl engaged nightly a russian roulette jog...she's lucky it was only a bear she ran into...

    August 20, 2013 at 6:57 am | Report abuse |
  4. personal training Long Island

    Wait a second a 12 year old girl out jogging at night? That's a whole other story i guess. I hope they catch the bear or bears and deal with them humanely.

    January 19, 2014 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |