Black bear kills woman in extremely rare attack

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Black bear kills woman in extremely rare attack

Only three other fatal bear attacks have been recorded in the US state of Colorado in the past 61 years

Keith Coffman

A 39-year-old Colorado woman died in an apparent black bear attack, marking just the fourth fatal mauling in the state since record keeping began in 1960, authorities said on Saturday.

The woman’s boyfriend found her body on Friday night near the town of Durango, about 563.27km southwest of Denver, Colorado Parks and Wildlife said in a statement.

The man told police he arrived home at about 8.30pm and found the couple’s two dogs outside, but his girlfriend was missing. He then searched a trail on private land where she frequently walked the dogs and notified authorities after discovering her body...

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