ASPEN, Colo. (CBS4) – Wildlife officers put down a black bear they believe attacked a hiker near Aspen. Officers have been searching for the bear since a woman was bitten in the leg on Monday.

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The attack happened on the Hunter Creek trail head.

Thursday morning, officers were alerted about a bear matching the description in the same area.

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The animal was tracked down on Thursday afternoon. The animal’s body will be taken to a lab for testing.

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