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5-year-old girl attacked by bear in Grand Junction

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Colorado Parks and Wildlife (CPW) is investigating, after learning about a bear attack on a 5 year-old girl in Grand Junction early Sunday morning. 

As of 5:00 p.m., CPW officers updated that the bear has still not been located, as three bear traps are set up in the area and will be monitored for several days. 

The victim's mom told officers she heard screaming at 2:30 Sunday morning. 

When the mom went out side, she saw the black bear dragging her 5 year-old daughter, the bear dropped her after she started screaming at the animal. 

The 5 year-old girl is in the hospital with serious injuries. 

Initially, the mom thought it may have been her dog making the noises. 

CPW  officers are actively tracking the bear with the aid of federal wildlife services personnel. 

As a reminder this time of  year, CPW is telling neighbors to secure trash, keep pet food inside and immediately report any bear sightings in this neighborhood, or any residential area.

CPW is not releasing the name of the victim or family identity at this time. 

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