Girl attacked by bear in Michigan

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

CADILLAC, Mich. The grandfather of a 12-year-old girl mauled by a bear says she's sore but smiling after returning home from a hospital.

Dave Wetherell tells the Detroit Free Press that Abigail Wetherell is a strong person who realizes "she was in a lot of danger and she beat it." Abigail was treated for abrasions and puncture wounds before being released from a Traverse City hospital Sunday, three days after the attack in Wexford County, near Cadillac.

Officers from the Department of Natural Resources killed a bear early Sunday after responding to complaints about a bear in Selma Township. The DNR is trying to determine if it's the bear that attacked Abigail.

Wetherell believes it may be larger than the one that hurt his granddaughter who was running on his property.


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