A woman running the 2016 Valles Caldera Runs in the Jemez Mountains near Los Alamos who was attacked by a black bear Saturday is recovering from serious injuries to her head, neck and body.
Wildlife officers tracked and euthanized the female bear Sunday that was responsible for the attack.
State law requires any wild animal that attacks or bites a human be euthanized and tested for rabies. The bear will be sent to Española for testing, said department spokesman Karl Moffatt.
The bear had three young cubs that officers are trying to capture and place in the care of the New Mexico Wildlife Center in Española, Moffatt said.
Game and Fish officials said they were able to track the bear through a GPS collar it was wearing for a study about wild bears.
State law requires any wild animal that attacks or bites a human be euthanized and tested for rabies, Moffatt said.
The woman was released Sunday, according to the La Cueva Fire Department officials.
Runners and volunteers working an aid station nearby came to her aid, according to a social media update from organizer Kristen Kern.
“EMTs took her to La Cueva where she was flown to UNM hospital," Kern said