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Web Exclusive: Mother of Mich. Bear Attack Victim Speaks to FOX 17

Screen shot 2013-08-16 at 2.26.20 PMCADILLAC, Mich. — Abby Wetherell, a 12-year-old Cadillac girl, is in the hospital with more than 100 stitches after being attacked by a black bear Friday morning.

Her mother, Elizabeth Wetherell, is speaking to FOX 17 about the situation and how her family is coping with this traumatic incident.

Click On The Player To Listen To The Audio From Abby’s Mother Below


Abby was airlifted to Munson Medical Center where she underwent surgery and is in stable condition and under observation. She suffered deep lacerations in her thigh.  DNR officials are setting traps in the area for the bear, and plan to euthanize it.

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19 Comments to “Web Exclusive: Mother of Mich. Bear Attack Victim Speaks to FOX 17”

    Josh said:
    August 17, 2013 at 1:53 AM

    Seriously? I'm sorry this young girl was injured but they are going to kill the bear? It's a wild animal for Pete's sake, it felt threatened and attacked. Why do we humans think we can just do whatever the heck we want to animals?

      Robyn oteney said:
      August 17, 2013 at 9:10 AM

      my understanding of bears is they don't usually attack unless someone or something is coming between the bear and cub no the bear should not be put down it was only protecting its self the bear probally felt threatened

        K-Dude said:
        August 17, 2013 at 10:55 AM

        It attacks because it doesn't fear humans, kill it they'll make more!

    Kates said:
    August 19, 2013 at 8:08 AM

    What a professional interview… NOT!! The mom was great, but the interviewer… what was going on there?? Her volume is terrible, way too soft. Also, what's with all the background noise and the sounds of children playing? I just don't know what the interviewer was thinking.

    http://www.pergaminovirtual.com.ar said:
    February 26, 2014 at 1:27 AM

    I have been checking your blogging site for a while,
    but up until now I made a decision to place at the very least a heya there.

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