Alleged Bear Attack In Beaufort County Leaves Two Dogs Injured

By: Natalie Kaplan Email
By: Natalie Kaplan Email

What's believed to be a bear attack in Chocowinity leaves two dogs severely injured, now their owner wants to warn other residents so they can keep their pets safe.

Julianne Harris a forester in Blounts Creek is a dog rescuer. She found two dogs abandoned and has been caring for them since. Last Thursday Harris says a bear entered her backyard, that's when she says her two dogs cornered it and the bear attacked back.

Harris says no one actually saw the attack but veterinarians believe it was a bear because of the injuries, now Harris wants to make sure other pet owners are careful. A wildlife officer told her, "Don't leave dog food out, dog scrapes in the yard, don't put bird seeds out right now or for the next month and also take your trash out everyday."

Right now, Harris's pit bull is doing a lot better then the hound. She believes the bear originally went after the hound, that's when the pit bull attacked trying to save the other animal.

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