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Fish and Game Department ends search for bear that attacked woman

October 21, 2012 |  9:22 pm

The California Department of Fish and Game called off the search Sunday for a black bear that attacked a woman near Ojai on Friday.

The department did not find any signs of "bear activity" in the area and ceased "operations to find and trap the bear," spokesman Andrew Hughan said Sunday.

A female bear with a cub attacked a woman while she walked her dogs north of Ojai on Friday morning. She escaped with minor injuries after rolling down a hill and playing dead. The animal lost interest in her and ran away, Hughan said.

Officials had planned to euthanize the bear if they caught it.


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