A bear was shot and killed in Takayama City after an attack resulted in injuries to three persons, reports TBS News.
At 7:50 p.m. on Tuesday, the bear bit a man, 40, who was out jogging on a road in the town of Ishiura, causing light injuries to his head. The animal then entered a residence about 140 meters away and attacked a woman, 73, who suffered injuries to her head and heck.
The bear also bit the foot of the woman’s 47-year-old daughter.
All three persons were transported to a nearby hospital but only the injuries to the elderly woman are considered serious.
A member of a local hunting club later found the animal, an Asian black bear measuring about 120 centimeters in height and weighing 120 kilograms, inside a bathroom at the residence of the elderly woman and shot it dead.
Source: Tokyo Reporter Image: ANN