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Bear attack at Tonto Village near Payson

Valley man sustains non-life-threatening injuries

An Arizona man was injured last night when a bear bit his lower leg while he was sleeping on a cot in a cabin under construction in Tonto Village, east of Payson.

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Search for black bear abandoned

Forest Service reopens campground after trackers fail to locate bear that attacked camper

The Arizona Department of Game and Fish has given up the hunt for a bear that clawed a camper in her tent at a campground near Christopher Creek. Hunters using dogs failed to pick up the scent of the black bear the day after the attack. Hunters then staked out the campground in hopes the bear would return, but the wily bruin stayed away.

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