A 5-year-old girl was injured early Sunday morning after a bear attacked her outside her Colorado home when she went to investigate a noise in the yard, officials said.
The girl, who was later reported to be in good condition, went outside around 2:30 a.m. after hearing noises in the yard in East Orchard Mesa, above the Colorado River corridor in Grand Junction, that she thought was her dog, FOX31 Denver reported.
He mother told Colorado Parks and Wildlife officials she heard her daughter scream and saw a large black bear dragging the girl.
The bear dropped the 5-year-old when the mother began screaming at the animal, according to the report.
The girl was taken to the hospital with serious injuries. FOX31 reported she was in good condition Sunday night.
Officials are still tracking the animal and asked residents in the area to report any bear sightings. Residents were also urged to keep put food inside and secure their trash.