From The Patriot-News:
_Denise Haldeman doesn't blame the bear that attacked her in the darkness outside her Lycoming County home May 12, injuring her and killing her dog.
"It wasn't her fault," Haldeman, 44, said Wednesday. "It was the mistakes I made. She was just being a mother. . . ."
Haldeman said she should not have gone out after dark to bring in three bird feeders, and she should have had Panda, her 12-year-old half Labrador retriever-half Australian herd dog, on a leash._