GRAFTON, N.H. — New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials are searching for a bear that they say attacked a woman outside her home in Grafton.

Conservation Officer Tom Dakai said the black bear likely would be euthanized because it showed aggression toward a human.

The Grafton Fire Department said the bear was female and had two cubs.

Dakai told the Valley News on Sunday if the bear is caught, officers also would try to capture the cubs. He said the cubs would likely be taken care of by a center in Lyme that specializes in bear rehabilitation.

Authorities said the bear, apparently attracted by the smell of food cooking, lashed out at 46-year-old Tracey Colburn as she opened her door to let her dog out Saturday. She suffered non-life-threatening injuries.