Bear attacks are rare but make no mistake they do happen. Sparta Police are reporting an 81 year old woman in the township was injured by a black bear at her home on Echo Drive. The woman told police two bears were going through her garbage Monday Night as she let her two dogs out to go to the bathroom. The dogs ran to the bears. One of the bears whacked one of the dogs. The woman ran toward the bear screaming in an attempt to rescue her injured pet. She was bitten and scratched by the bear. The bear then picked up the dog and ran into the woods. Police later found the dog seriously wounded. The pet did not survive the attack.
Source: New Jersey Herald