Woman injured while trying to pet black bear

January 24, 2015 1:57 AM

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Virginia Riggs was flown to Tampa General Hospital with a severe arm injury, authorities say.

Mary Arche, a co-owner of Wildlife Haven Rehab, was giving a tour to Riggs, who was planning to adopt two birds, when the woman stuck her arm in the cage of a bear named Abner, who attacked her.

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