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Wheelchair-Bound Woman Hurt After Finding Bear in Kitchen

Black bear reportedly entered through screen door
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 18, 2018 1:23 PM CDT
A black bear rests in a water oak tree in Marksville, La.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, File)

(Newser) – A 71-year-old New Hampshire woman received a start and a nasty whack Tuesday when she found a black bear trapped in her kitchen in Groton. Apryl Rogers, who is bound to a wheelchair, suffered cuts to her head and neck when she accidentally cornered the bear, but she was able to call for help and is expected to survive, per ABC News and WMUR. Authorities believe the bear entered the kitchen through a screen door that shut behind it. It eventually escaped by smashing through a window. Officials say the bear will be put down if found, though rain has complicated the search. (Read more New Hampshire stories.)

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