Bear Attacks Woman

A western North Carolina woman has been treated and released after being attacked in her driveway by a black bear.

The Asheville Citizen-Times reported Monday that Buncombe County emergency officials said the woman was attacked Sunday night at her home.

A spokesman at Mission Hospital in Asheville said the woman was treated and released.

The woman's name wasn't released.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 07:29 PM
    Nana .. youmight want to contact local law enforcement or wildlife officer and find out what your options are. They might be willing to trap the cat. I for one, if I knew that a bear,bobcat or other large wild cat was in the area I would keep a rifle handy. I would also find out what the laws are in regards to what you can and cannot do to protect your self.
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 17, 2009 at 04:59 AM
    Actually, I would run too if I heard Billy Ray.....
  • by C on Jun 16, 2009 at 03:07 PM
    To Sam: AC/DC? Slipknot? Dude, that's cruelty to animals ! I thought my suggestion was bad for the bear, but you really out-did me ! Regards, C
  • by Sam on Jun 16, 2009 at 01:06 PM
    How about someone kill the bear. Hey Derek and C, how about some ACDC, Slipknot, Metallica, or Pantera! That should scare one away quick lol. To the Bath people, I am not surprised that bears have been overpopulated around your area, considering how close you all are to Hyde County(notorious for bears). I dare one to come in my driveway cause if he/she does then that will be the biggest lifetime mistake that the bear will ever make.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 16, 2009 at 12:59 PM
    why do people freak out when they hear the odd story of an animal attacking someone, and jump to the conclusion that all animals are dangerous and there goal is to hurt humans? How many people were killed or injured by other humans in the US just yesterday? How many were injured/killed by animals? A WHOLE lot less I can gurantee you. Oh, nana, I must live near you or your son one. I dobut you have to worry about a bear or the cat. But out of curiosity, where would you relocate them? There is nowhere but some areas of hyde cty that isn't swarmed with people?
  • by C on Jun 16, 2009 at 09:41 AM
    Derek: That gave me a pretty good laugh; thanks, I needed that. If Billy Ray would scare him off, I'll bet my wife's Clay Aiken CDs would drive the bear to commit suicide !
  • by Derek Location: Greenville on Jun 16, 2009 at 06:27 AM
    C - yeah, been a while. I figured that the pot of honey I carry around should be enough to deter him/her from "attacking" me. Bears are scared of loud noises, so maybe instead of a gun I would crank up some Billy Ray Cyrus songs and that would scare him away.......
  • by Nana Location: Bath on Jun 16, 2009 at 04:20 AM
    My son almost hit a big bear near Creek Rd, Bath, yesterday and he called us just before dusk and there was one apprx. 350 lbs or so just across the road from his house on Delia Wallace. Not the first time a bear had been sited. He & then kids went home last summer and the thing was in his yard. I do fear for the safety of my Grand kids playing outside. Wonder if it can B caught and relocated from the residential area? There is also a huge brown cat roaming around in the Duck Creek area. Scaled a 5 ft fence & got him a duck. My neighbor saw him last week when he activated our shed security lights. We went out and took pics of his paw prints. We have had several sitings in the yard from it scratching and so forth. We have heard him yowling in the woods mot 100 ft from the back of our house.
  • by C on Jun 15, 2009 at 07:32 PM
    I'm with you there, Mr. T. I mentioned the .44 Mag earlier, but the rifle is always the first choice when it comes to bears. To me, the .45-70 Marlin backed up with what I mentioned earlier would be ideal if I had to go walking in bear country.
  • by MrT Location: LaNC on Jun 15, 2009 at 05:36 PM
    Get you a nice .45-70 Marlin, and then collect you a nice rug for next winter.
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