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VALLES CALDERA NA­TIONAL PRE­SERVE — Wildlife of­fi­cials say a bear at­tacked a woman run­ning a marathon in a na­tional pre­serve in north­ern New Mex­ico.

The woman suf­fered sev­eral bites and scratches and had in­juries to her head, neck and up­per body that weren’t life-threat­en­ing.

The New Mex­ico Depart­ment of Game and Fish says the woman was rac­ing Satur­day af­ter­noon when a fe­male black bear con­fronted her in the Valles Caldera Na­tional Pre­serve. Of­fi­cers say the vic­tim sur­prised the bear af­ter her cub had run up a nearby tree.

Other jog­gers helped her un­til emer­gency crews ar­rived. She was air­lifted to an Al­bu­querque hospi­tal.

Game and Fish and the Na­tional Park Ser­vice are warn­ing peo­ple to stay away from the area. Of­fi­cials are try­ing to find the bear to eu­th­a­nize it and test it for ra­bies. — AP

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