- Associated Press - Friday, May 9, 2014

SULLIVAN, N.H. (AP) - A New Hampshire woman says she’s shocked that a bear attacked her llama and killed it.

Crystal Rokes in Sullivan tells WMUR-TV (https://bit.ly/1odAxko) bears have been on her property before, but never this close to her animals. A neighbor found the body on the other side of the property, by Rokes’ fence.

Wildlife biologists say such an attack is rare, but it’s the time of year that bears are very hungry. They lose a third of their body fat over the winter.

Rokes said footprints in the mud show where the bear jumped her fence.

Wildlife biologist Rob Calvert said birdfeeders and food bowls commonly attract bears now. Rokes said she had bird seen on the second floor of her home, but nothing but hay for the llamas.


Information from: WMUR-TV, https://wmur.com

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