MOAB, Utah — A 13-year-old boy was bitten by a bear early Friday morning near Moab, according to the Division of Wildlife Resources.
At the Dewey Bridge Campground along the Colorado River, DWR officials say the boy was bitten by a smaller bear just before 6 a.m. He sustained injuries to his right cheek and right ear.
The boy was treated and released from a Grand Junction, Colorado hospital the same day.
He said the bear was about his size.
It is the division’s policy to euthanize bears that do not demonstrate a fear of humans.
DWR is working with the U.S. Department of Agriculture Wildlife Services to track and capture the bear.
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Written by SPENCER BURT, Fox13Now.com
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