4-Yr-Old Bitten By Black Bear

Uhrichsville, OH - A four-yr-old boy was taken to Akron Children's Hospital on Saturday evening after a black bear chewed off his finger while visiting his grandfather's wildlife ranch.

The Tuscarawas County sheriff deputies were notified around 3 p.m. that a nearby hospital was treating Nicholas Affolder for a bear bite that happened at a 6417 Tedrow Rd., Uhrichsville, property.

Deputy Chris Anderson met with property owner Alan Patterson, who runs Patterson Wildlife Ranch. Anderson said his Grandson was near the cage when he jumped over a wooden fence and stuck his hand into the cage that housed two black bears.

Patterson said a six-yr-old black bear named Boo-Boo bit the boy.

Patterson had all of the proper paperwork for all the animals on the ranch, the bears have been quarantined until someone form the Tuscarawas Health Department can make it out to the ranch on Monday.

The boy was treated and released.