Morgantown woman has unfortunate encounter

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — State Division of Natural Resources officials say a black bear attacked a Monongalia County woman when she inadvertently got between a mama bear and her cub.

Kelly Dale, who lives in the Mayfield Road area outside of Morgantown went to get something out of her car Wednesday night when she realized the she was between the bear and her cub. The bear stood on its hind legs and swatted at Dale. She started screaming and the bear gathered its cub took off. The entire attack lasted just a few seconds.

Dale suffered a lacerated scalp, bruised ribs and sprained ankle.

DNR officials say the bear was tagged with two orange tags, indicating it has been classified as a nuisance bear.


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