A bear has been killed after attacking a woman.

It happened Friday afternoon at Watabeag Lake, near Matheson. The 60 year old was walking with a friend, when the bear attacked.

She was sent to hospital to be treated, and has since been released. Police found the bear in the area after the attack, when it showed aggressiveness towards the officers. Police were forced to put it down, citing officer safety.

In the Northeast we are closer to larger wildlife like Moose and Bears, even sometimes wandering into town.

If there is an immediate problem involving a bear either in the community or in a situation like above you’re asked to call 911 immediately.

For non-emergency encounters or for other bear and wildlife related problems you can call the M-N-R at 1-866-514-2327.