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Campground closed after bear swipes at occupied tent at Bandelier National Monument

Post by Craig Hill / The News Tribune on June 18, 2012 at 7:01 am |
June 18, 2012 7:01 am

From the National Park Service:

Early last Wednesday morning, a black bear swatted at a tent occupied by a sleeping juvenile who was camping with his family in Ponderosa Campground. The tent was torn and the bear’s claws grazed the back of the juvenile’s neck, causing a minor abrasive injury. The family immediately left the campground. Rangers were informed of the incident later that morning. Bandelier natural resources staff and park rangers worked closely with the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish to determine the proper course of action to take. In accord with both National Park Service and state policies, efforts were begun to remove the bear. Ponderosa Campground will be closed for up to ten days, pending capture and removal of a black bear.

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