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Bear shot after attack at NM scout camp

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By The Staff

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — A 150-pound bear has been killed at Philmont Scout Ranch after it bit a 14-year-old camper.

A spokesman for the New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Marty Frentzel, says a Philmont employee shot the bear early Wednesday after it jumped on a tent and injured the camper.

Game officials say the scout's injuries include a bite to the hand and a deep scratch on his head.

He was taken to Santa Fe for treatment.

The bear will be tested for rabies.

Game officials say the 2- to 3-year-old male bear was killed within two miles of a previous attack on a camper at Philmont last month.

Late last month, authorities shot one bear and sought a second after incidents that injured a camper and a goat at Philmont.