Woman attacked by bear

June 15, 2009 5:48:52 AM PDT
A western North Carolina woman is recovering after being attacked by a bear in her driveway.The Asheville Citizen-Times reported it happened in Buncombe County near Asheville Sunday night.

The newspaper said emergency officials had few details about how it happened or the extent of the woman's injuries. A spokesman at Mission Hospital in Asheville said the woman was treated and released. Her name wasn't made public.

Black bear attacks are not common. Experts say they usually only become aggressive towards humans unless they're cornered, threatened or wounded. Sixteen people have died in attacks since 2000 in the U.S. and Canada.