Marathoner Attacked By Big Black Monster!

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Running a marathon comes with so much adrenaline in the beginning of the race, usually, you chalk that up to getting nervous because you want to have an awesome run, not because you might be attacked along the way…

New Mexico would be a beautiful place to run, but unfortunately, the bears think so too. A marathoner was confronted by a female bear while she was huffing her way along the trail and suffered severe injuries including bites and scratches on her head. The reason why she was attacked wasn’t all that shocking.

She was attacked after accidentally surprising the bear, whose cub had just run up a nearby tree, according to the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish.

Other joggers stayed with the woman until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
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The woman was airlifted to an Albuquerque hospital and her injuries were deemed not life-threatening.

People have been warned to stay away from the area by the National Park Service.

Officials are currently trying to locate the bear, which they plan to euthanize and test for rabies.

Rabies in bears is rare but can be 100 percent fatal in humans if it is not properly treated, according to the New Mexico DGF.

The DGF also released instructions on what people should do if they encounter a bear, according to KRQE.
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The tips include to avoid direct eye contact, which the bear may perceive as a threat, and to slowly walk away and never run.

One should also make themselves appear larger by holding out their jacket, and make sure to give the bear plenty of room to escape.

Never get between a momma bear and her cubs! This will make you rethink running on trails. If you are still insistent on taking up the dangerous past time be careful. If you come upon a bear fight back with whatever you can get your hands on and aim for the bear’s nose and eyes.

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