BOY SLAPS BEAR
Officials from New Mexico's Department of Game and Fish have set a trap for a bear that bit a 13-year-old boy camping at Sugarite Canyon State Park near Raton on Sunday.
The boy heard something brush against his tent about 2:20 a.m. and slapped the side, thinking a relative was playing a trick. He apparently slapped the bear, which bit his hand and ran away, parks officials said.
The teen wasn't seriously hurt. He was camping at the Soda Pocket Campground.
The boy told authorities he had no food in his tent, but officials didn't say whether he was wearing the same clothes he'd worn while eating earlier.
Acorns and berries that bears eat are not yet at their peak, and drier weather has caused bears to search harder for food, officials said.