Bear Attack

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State wildlife officials say an 85-year-old Colorado Springs woman is lucky to have only minor injuries after a bear attack.

Officials say the woman was leaving sunflower seeds in her back yard for birds and squirrels when a black bear confronted her Monday.

She says the bear bit her before she could get in her house and close the door.

The woman says the bear and at least three others have visited her neighborhood frequently.

Shaun Deeney of the Division of Wildlife says feeding bears will cause them to lose their natural fear of people.

Otherwise, black bears naturally tend to avoid humans.