May 22, 2022

Eyewitness News ABC7NY

An 81-year old woman sustained minor injuries when she intervened in an encounter between two black bears and her two dogs on her property in New Jersey Monday. It happened in Sparta, and one of the dogs did not survive. Residents say the bears usually come out at dusk or dawn, and they keep a schedule of when people put out their garbage. The attack began after the victim had taken out the trash and let her dogs loose in the backyard. They went after the pair of bears that were going through the garbage, prompting the larger bear to take off. But the smaller, probably female weighting about 400 pounds, stood her ground and took on the victim’s English Springer Spaniel. That’s when the woman jumped into action and suffered wounds to her right leg and a scratch on her head that may have been a result of falling. Story: Check out more Eyewitness News – NEW HERE? – Hi! We’re abc7NY, also known as Channel 7 on TV, home to Eyewitness News, New York’s Number 1 news. We hope you love us on YouTube as much as you do on television! OUR SOCIAL MEDIA – FACEBOOK: TWITTER: INSTAGRAM: NEW TIPS: Online: Phone: 917-260-7700 Email: