Aggressive bear bites hiker near Aspen; victim OK

Aggressive bear bites hiker near Aspen; victim OK. Photo: Jeremy Vessey Unsplash.

Aggressive bear bites hiker near Aspen; victim OK

From Aspen Daily News and Steamboat Pilot

As reported on the Aspen Daily News and the Steamboat Pilot an aggressive bear has bitten a woman on the tight while she and her husband were hiking on the Hunter Creek Trail near Lone Pine Road in Aspen at approximately 9.15 AM on Monday morning.

Aggressive bear bites hiker near Aspen; victim OK. Photo: Aspen Daily News.
Aggressive bear bites hiker near Aspen; victim OK. Photo: Aspen Daily News.

The Colorado Parks and Wildlife release said that “They saw a bear walking toward them on the trail. The woman says they tried to give the bear space and stepped off the trail. As the bear walked by, she says it suddenly turned, charged and bit her before it ran off and disappeared from view.”

The woman is not in a serious condition thankfully and was taken to Aspen Valley Hospital.

The bear was described as light brown and of around 200 and 300 pounds. It yet has to be located.

Officials are looking for the bear, but they are having to identify between lots of bear tracks in the area.

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