Black Bear Attacks Man near Lake Wenatchee

September 18, 2010


A man is in the

hospital after a black bear attacked him and his dogs last night. It all happened in the North Shore Road

area of Lake Wenatchee, when Fish & Wildlife officials told KOHO News the still-unidentified man took his two

small dogs out for a walk, and was attacked by the bear near the intersection of North Shore Road and the county

road. F&W officials tracked down and killed the bear. Paramedics took the man to Central Washington

Hospital initially, and was then airlifted him soon thereafter to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle. Fish

and Wildlife officials say they have no possible reason for the bear attack, since an unprovoked assault

isn’t usually in their nature. They could confirm, though, that this bear was heading up North Shore

road toppling garbage cans and trying to find “easy calories” in anticipation of the coming

winter. More information to come as we receive




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