- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 8, 2015

RATON, N.M. (AP) - State game officials say rain washed away any tracks of a bear sought after it bit a teenage girl who was inside a tent near Raton.

The Game and Fish Department the teenage girl was treated at a hospital for minor injuries to her arm and ear after the bear bit her through the tent’s wall early Monday.

The incident occurred during a family gathering at a home and the homeowner fired warning shots to scare at the bear, which was described as young.

By the time officers were called to the scene later Monday morning, a heavy rainstorm had washed away any tracks and scent that might have helped officers find the bear.

The department says officers set a trap in case the bear returns.


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