Gatlinburg, TN - 31 Oct 2006: Bears Attack Woman At Her Home

A woman returning to her home with her dog was attacked by a black bear as she turned a corner of her cabin. According to police reports the female bear lunged at her, knocked her down and bit her several times. It picked up her dog, and then dropped it and ran off. Officials later shot and killed the bear and two cubs (pictured here).

The bears had been seen before in the city's Heiden Road area, and further reports indicate that they had been rummaging through open Dumpsters.

Information is available from Knoxville's and the web site of the Mountain Press.