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A woman in Newcastle, Colorado, was hospitalized after being attacked by a bear on August 31, killing the bear and its cubs.
According to Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW), the woman went outside at 2 a.m. to find out why the hot tub..
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..cover had been removed before being attacked by a bear that emerged from a nearby tree.
"The bear, later determined to be the sow, swiped at the woman, hitting and severely lacerating her arm," said CPW in a news release.
"The victim was able to get away from the bear and inside her home where she called 911.″
CPW then called on local police to track down and kill the bear. Newcastle Police Department found a mother bear and her three cubs near their home.
But CPW said it did not know whether the mother or cubs had abused the woman.
"The decision was made to euthanize the bears," CPW said. "One cub [and the mother] was euthanized.
Grizzly bears haven't been sighted in Colorado for half a century, so it's likely that the bears involved in the attacks were black bears.
According to CPW estimates, there are roughly 17,000–20,000 black bears living in the state.