NY Black Bear Mauls Baby Girl
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A Five-month-old girl resting in her carriage has died from her injuries, sustained from when a black bear came into the community and took her from her carriage and mauled her. The nearby mother tired to move her other two children to safety, but when she returned, both the girl and the bear were gone. The bear was later seen by others carrying the child, dropped the child, and then ran off. The chid was pronounced dead from her injuries at the nearby hospital. The bear was later found and shot dead by the police.
The child's death stunned visitors of the Catskills resort community about 70 miles northwest of New York City and baffled wildlife officials who say black bears rarely attack humans. The American Bear Association says only 40 deaths in all of North America were caused by black bears in the last century.
A link to the easy access of food in of garbage, and bear familiarity with/lack of fear of humans is claimed to be a factor in the death of the child.