Bear Follows Dog Attacks
October 4, 2011 by staff
Bear Follows Dog Attacks, A couple was injured early Monday when a bear followed the family dog ??in her rural home in central Pennsylvania and went on the attack, officials from the state Game Commission said.
Rich and Angie Moyer suffered back and leg injuries, respectively, but were not considered life threatening, said Rich Moyer’s mother, Leeann Moyer. His 10-year-old son was home at the time, but did not participate, he said.
Leeann Moyer, who lives nearby, said her son leave your dog BRINDI outside at 3 am while preparing to go to work in a warehouse, and then heard barking.
“He went to her call,” she said. “That’s where everything went to hell.”
He said the first bear attacked her son, his wife after they arrived to investigate the commotion.
“It was the worst, of course, but she tried to help her when she came downstairs,” Leeann said Moyer. “Then the bear turned on her. I guess (she) put in the lower extremities, either in the leg or a thigh.”
She said her son was shot in the back near his neck.
A hospital spokesman said both were treated Harrisburg and released shortly after noon.
Game Commission spokesman, said Jerry Feasa Pennsylvania has not suffered a fatal crash of a black bear more than a century. An agent of nature conservation has launched a trap and are looking for the animal.
“It is our suspicion at this point that it was likely that a woman defending her cubs, and a bear to find a dog is more likely to flee,” said ugly. “Black bears are going to a home is an extremely rare.”
He said investigators are also concerned that the bear may have rabies.
Rico ugly Moyer said he was bitten and scratched.
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