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Woman In Michigan's U.P. Survives Black Bear Mauling

By KBJR News 1

Woman In Michigan's U.P. Survives Black Bear Mauling

July 29, 2011 Updated Jul 29, 2011 at 2:47 PM CDT

Posted by Melissa Burlaga

Ontonagon Co. MI (Northland's NewsCenter) A Michigan woman is recovering after being mauled by a 400 pound captive black bear.

Linda beck said she was feeding the bear inside its enclosure when the animal attacked.

The bear, named daisy, belongs to a neighbor.

The woman says she was finally able to incapacitate the animal by putting a water bucket over its head.

Injured on her arms and torso, beck drove herself to a nearby home following the July 18th attack.

Beck says she's fed the bears for years without problem and doesn't place any blame.

Daisy escaped and was killed by a state trooper.