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DNR Working to Find Bear That Attacked Girl

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An update on a story we've been following closely since last week when a girl was attacked by a bear in Wexford County.

12-year-old Abby Wetherell was clawed by a black bear near her home in Haring Township. 

A few days later, a man shot and killed a bear two miles away from where the attack happened.

DNA samples from the bear were sent to a lab to see if they match samples taken from Abby's clothing after the attack.

Right now, the DNR still has no idea if that bear was responsible for the attack.

Since the attack, the DNR has been flooded with calls on bear sightings.


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