Arizona Cabin Bear Attack: Teenager with Neurological Disorder Injured

Arizona Cabin Bear Attack: Teenager with Neurological Disorder Injured
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A ter­ri­fy­ing ordeal unfold­ed in Alpine, Ari­zona, when a black bear wan­dered into a fam­i­ly cab­in and attacked a 15-year-old boy, Brigham Hawkins. Brigham, who has a rare neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­or­der, was relax­ing after a day of fish­ing when the attack occurred.

Accord¬≠ing to his moth¬≠er, Car¬≠ol Hawkins, the bear entered through an open door and mauled Brigham from behind. Brigham‚Äôs screams alert¬≠ed his old¬≠er broth¬≠er, Park¬≠er, who inter¬≠vened. Unfor¬≠tu¬≠nate¬≠ly, the bear pur¬≠sued Park¬≠er, forc¬≠ing him to seek refuge in anoth¬≠er cabin.

Despite Brigham‚Äôs con¬≠di¬≠tion, his father brave¬≠ly rushed to his aid and con¬≠tact¬≠ed emer¬≠gency ser¬≠vices. The fam¬≠i¬≠ly hero¬≠ical¬≠ly dis¬≠tract¬≠ed the bear while author¬≠i¬≠ties arrived. Wildlife offi¬≠cials locat¬≠ed and euth¬≠a¬≠nized the 3‚ÄĎyear-old black bear rough¬≠ly 120 feet from the cabin.

Though under­stand­ably upset by the bear’s death, the Hawkins fam­i­ly acknowl­edged the neces­si­ty due to the unpro­voked attack. State wildlife offi­cials point­ed out that this was the 16th bear attack in Ari­zona since 1990, with two fatalities.

Thank¬≠ful¬≠ly, Brigham is expect¬≠ed to make a full recov¬≠ery despite sus¬≠tain¬≠ing sig¬≠nif¬≠i¬≠cant facial and arm injuries. His moth¬≠er cred¬≠its her hus¬≠band and oth¬≠er son‚Äôs quick actions for sav¬≠ing Brigham‚Äôs life, empha¬≠siz¬≠ing that ‚Äúhe was pro¬≠tect¬≠ed‚ÄĚ despite his vulnerability.

This har­row­ing inci­dent serves as a chill­ing reminder of the poten­tial dan­gers of wildlife encoun­ters, even in famil­iar set­tings like a fam­i­ly cab­in. It high­lights the cru­cial role of cau­tion and vig­i­lance in bear coun­try to ensure the safe­ty of both humans and animals.

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