Posted: Jun 22, 2012 11:53 AM
PHOENIX (AP) - Authorities are trying to figure out if a bear that injured a man in a northern Arizona cabin is behind a previous attack.
Arizona Game and Fish Department spokesman Jim Paxon says the man suffered bite wounds to his leg after a bear climbed on top of him Friday morning.
Paxon says the man was part of a construction crew working on the cabin in Tonto Village, 12 miles east of Payson.
Officials say the man awoke sometime after midnight and yelled upon seeing the bear. Paxon says the bear then retreated.
Another man was present in the cabin but was unharmed.
Wildlife officers say the bear may be the same one that attacked a 74-year-old woman May 31 at a campground about a mile south.
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