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Bear charges hiker in Madera Canyon

Posted at 9:03 AM, Sep 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-05 13:41:41-04

The Arizona Game and Fish Department is warning hikers of an aggressive bear in Madera Canyon.

According to department spokesman Mark Hart, a light-colored black bear charged a hiker at 7 a.m. Sunday about two miles up the Super Trail in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains.

The bear, which could range from a yearling to adolescent, might have been frightened.