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DNR: Bear killed near Cadillac didn't attack girl

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Officials say a bear that attacked a 12-year-old girl near Cadillac earlier this month is not the same one that was shot two days later a couple of miles away.

The Michigan Department of Natural Resources said Monday that DNA from the bear's carcass did not match fur and saliva samples taken from clothing that Abby Wetherell was wearing when she was attacked and mauled Aug. 15.

The tests showed that the bear that harmed Abby was a female, while the bear that was killed was a male.

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