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Colorado girl, 5, recovering after bear attack

A 5-year-old Colorado girl is recovering after being attacked by a bear outside of her home near Grand Junction early Sunday morning.

The girl's father, Duane Cyr, told KJCT his daughter will be "fine." Colorado Parks and Wildlife said the girl's mother reported that her daughter heard noises in the yard and believed they were coming from the family dog. It was actually a black bear, and when the mother heard screaming coming from outside, she ran out and saw the bear was dragging the girl. The mother said she began to scream at the bear, and it finally dropped her daughter.

Doctors said the girl had to have more than six dozen stitches, and her recovery could take several weeks, but she's in good spirits, KJCT reports.