A 78-year-old woman on her way home after working in the fields was attacked by a bear, and seriously injured, in Iwami, Tottori Prefecture, on Saturday.
Police said the incident occurred at around 5 p.m. along a road located between fields, about 40 meters from the woman’s house. The woman suffered a broken bone in her left hand. The bear escaped back into the woods.
According to reports by residents in the neighborhood, a bear was spotted three days before the incident, eating persimmons.
Police have urged local residents to be careful when they are out and about on foot.© Japan Today