Bear Breaks into Home, Attacks 71-Year-Old Woman in Groton, NH
Seems this summer our wildlife is turning on us in a huge way. So scary!
It seems that every other day we are hearing horrific stories in the news about a wild animal attacking a local resident. In fact, in the first 6 months of 2018, The Sun Journal reported there were 33 cases of rabies. Since, that number has been on the rise. And, in New Hampshire the wildlife has been on the attack as well.
WMUR Channel 9 reported breaking news today that overnight a woman was attacked by a bear in her home. The 71 year old grandma is wheelchair bound and suffered serious injuries. Seems the bear broke in somehow and got stuck in the kitchen around 1:15am this morning. The bear managed to escape after the damage was done and police are on the hunt. Officials are worried the bear my have rabies. Currently, the victim in as Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center being treated with surgery.
Stay safe this summer and DO NOT approach a wild animal. Call your local animal control agency to report a suspension of a rabid animal.