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Bear mauls 10-year-old boy in grandparents’ backyard in Connecticut

FILE-An image of a black bear in a zoo in 2009. (Angela Rowlings/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald via Getty Images) MORRIS, Conn. - A 250-pound (113-kilogram) black bear mauled a 10-year-old boy playing in his grandparents’ backyard in Connecticut and tried to drag him away before the animal was fatally shot by police, authorities said.The child was attacked about 11 a.m.

Sunday in the town of Morris, the state Department of Energy and Environmental Protection said. He was taken to a hospital for treatment of injuries that were not life-threatening.Officers from the state police and DEEP's environmental conservation force responded and shot the bear, authorities said.The boy's grandfather described the harrowing attack to the Republican-American of Waterbury.

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