Mother bear hunted and killed in the US after biting a runner

A mother bear has been hunted down and killed in the US, after she attacked a marathon runner in northern New Mexico.

The large black bear was startled by the woman who accidentally ran between her and her three cubs.

The runner was bitten and scratched on her head, neck and upper body and briefly spent some time in hospital in Albuquerque before she was released.


Other joggers helped her until emergency crews arrived.

The animal will be tested for rabies.  Her three cubs are still being tracked down and if caught, will be handed to a wildlife rehabilitation centre.