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Black bear attacked, seriously injured elderly woman inside her Montana home, officials say


KALISPELL, Montana — Wildlife officials say a black bear that seriously injured an elderly woman attacked her inside her northwestern Montana home.

Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks spokesman John Fraley says the department doesn't know how the bear got into the woman's home Sunday, but that it left through a window.

Fraley says bears near the woman's residence west of Kalispell have been "extensively fed" with bird feed and other sources. He declined to say who was feeding the animals or if they might face charges.

It is illegal to provide supplemental feed to deer, elk, bears or mountain lions. Wardens were still trying to trap the bear Tuesday.

Hospital officials tell the Flathead Beacon newspaper of Kalispell (http://bit.ly/1LiV6sh ) that the woman was "resting comfortably and doing well." Her name hasn't been released.

Information from: Flathead Beacon, http://www.flatheadbeacon.com

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