Bear Attacks Pennsylvania Woman

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) ? A relative says a woman severely wounded by a bear outside her central Pennsylvania home and dragged into a thicket managed to crawl back to her house to call for help.

Sister-in-law Lucinda Yoder tells the Sun-Gazette newspaper that Melinda Lebarron was home alone when she stepped outside Wednesday night to have a cigarette and let her dog out when she was attacked.

Game wardens say she was dragged more than 80 yards (73 meters) from her house in Muncy Creek Township. Yoder says Lebarron crawled back to her house to call a relative for help.

The newspaper reports Lebarron suffered broken ribs, a broken collarbone, multiple puncture wounds and partial scalping. She remained in critical condition Friday.

A game warden says the bear may have been attracted to deer parts, from a recent hunting trip, left near the home. If it can be trapped, wardens say it will be euthanized.

Watch: This teen got the wake-up call of his life while camping in Colorado, courtesy of a bear

Author placeholder image About the author:
The Associated Press is an independent, not-for-profit news cooperative headquartered in New York City. Our teams in over 100 countries tell the world’s stories, from breaking news to investigative reporting. We provide content and services to help engage audiences worldwide, working with companies of all types, from broadcasters to brands.
View More Articles

Stories You Might Like