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DNR Kills Bear- Possibly Linked To A Bear Attack On Thursday

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12 year old Abby Wetherell is home from the hospital after being attacked by a bear last Thursday. 

It happened on a trail just north of Cadillac in Haring Township in Wexford County.

The bear attacked the girl, but she was able to get up and run.

However, the bear chased her and tackled her once again.

A neighbor heard the attack and scared the bear away.

Abby was welcomed home from the hospital with balloons and a party on Sunday.

The DNR says a man shot and wounded a bear in Selma Township Saturday night.

The next day the DNR tracked that bear and killed it about 2 miles from where Abby was attacked.

The bear's body will now be sent in for testing to see if its DNA matches the DNA found on Abby's clothing.  

The girl's family tells 9 &10 news she is in good spirits as she recovers.

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