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Woman, 64, attacked by captive bear in Michigan


McMILLAN TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Police say a 64-year-old woman was attacked by a captive, nearly 400-pound black bear while feeding two of the animals in the western Upper Peninsula.

Michigan State Police say the woman from Ewen was attacked Monday afternoon while feeding the bears in a large, fenced-in area on private property in Ontonagon County's McMillan Township. Police say the woman, who was alone, drove a short distance home and called 911.

She was taken to an Ironwood hospital, and airlifted to Aspirus Wausau Hospital in Wisconsin. Police say she had back, neck and arm injuries.

Sgt. Steven Burton of the Department of Natural Resources' law enforcement division says she's expected to be released Wednesday.

Police say the bear that attacked the woman was named Daisy. It escaped and was killed nearby.

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