UPDATE: Bear DNA Does Not Match Wexford County Attack - Northern Michigan's News Leader

UPDATE: Bear DNA Does Not Match Wexford County Attack

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The Michigan Department of Natural Resources just released the results of DNA tests on a black bear shot and killed in Wexford County.

It does not match the animal that attacked 12-year-old Abby Wetherell.

The bear was killed August 18th by the DNR. It's DNA was tested against fur and saliva lifted from Abby's clothing. The bear that attacked the girl on August 15th was a female, and the bear killed was a male.

Abby is home recovering from the attack.

The DNR says it will continue to trap in the Haring Township area, near Cadillac through this week.

Anyone who spots a bear in this region is asked to call the DNR at 1-800-292-7800 or at (231) 775-9727.

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