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Park trails closed after bear vs. dog fight, officials say to keep pets on leash

FILE - Bear in Oregon (Terry Skibby)

GRAYSON Co., Va. (WSET) -- Several trails are closed at Grayson Highlands State Park due to increased bear activity, according to a Facebook post.

The park wrote that the Cabin Creek Trail and Horse Trail Connecter to Massie Gap will be closed until further notice.

The Department of Conservation and Recreation said a dog got into a fight with a bear over the weekend and the dog's owner tried to intervene.

Officials said the bear eventually ran off.

The woman was taken to the hospital and released and park officials said the dog is also okay.

Officials with the Department of Conservation and Recreation said this incident likely could have been prevented if the dog was on a leash.

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