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.