LAFAYETTE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a woman was taken to a hospital after she was attacked by a black bear as she walked down a New Jersey road to check her mail.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection said the attack happened at about 4:30 p.m. Wednesday in Lafayette Township. Officials said the 34-year-old woman saw two to three bears and was “involved in a physical encounter with one of them.”

A neighbor used a car horn to scare the animals off. The woman treated for injuries to her arm and buttock.

State officials said if the 150- to 200-pound bear is caught, it will be euthanized.