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Bear charged and injured man after breaking into his cabin in Tennessee

Tennessee officials said a black bear broke into their cabin in the Smoky Mountains and attacked it, injuring one person.

The man was found in the kitchen of a rental cabin near downtown Gatlinburg late Saturday, the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency said. Wildlife officials told news outlets that the bear entered through a set of French doors, which were locked but not dead.

A trap was laid and a bear that fit the description was caught and euthanized on Sunday. TWRA said hair samples were taken for DNA analysis and claw swabs were done to test for human hemoglobin.

The bear injured the man’s head and scratched his back. The man locked himself in a bedroom and called 911. He was later taken to the hospital by the family and treated there.

TWRA said the bear that was euthanized was a 209-pound female without cubs and was 2 or 3 years old.

According to the agency, the bear population is increasing continuously in the state. In 2011, there were an estimated 40,000 black bears in Tennessee.

The attack marked at least the second time in the US that a black bear was killed after attacking a man this week. Wildlife Authority in Washington State killed a black bear On Saturday, it charged and injured a woman near a downtown park in downtown Leavenworth.

This past week, there were also two grizzly bear attack In Wyoming,

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