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Bear holed up in house in Fukui since morning

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A bear has been holed up in a house in a residential district of Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, since mid-morning, police said.

According to police, there were multiple reports of bear sightings in the morning. Local media reported that at around 10:20 a.m., a woman called 110 and said a bear was in her house. The woman, who was unharmed, said she escaped through a window.

The bear is said to be about 70 to 80 centimeters long and is believed to have broken the glass next to the front door to enter the house. As of 3 p.m., it was still in the woman’s house.

Police are urging people living nearby not to go outside and have closed off the surrounding roads.

Police have brought a cage and members of the local hunters association are on standby outside the house.

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I suppose tranquilising and relocating the bear hasnt occurred to anyone.

Shooting a bear dead, in a house, not really "hunting " is it.

Shame

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...believed to have broken the glass next to the front door to enter the house.

Smarter than your average bear.

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I suppose tranquilising and relocating the bear hasnt occurred to anyone.

I hope that's the outcome. Could be what the cage is for.

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Awful news. I hope the siege ends peacefully.

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Love that this is "news" in Japan. :-)

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Must be unbearable for the homeowner.

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Again an example of Japan not having any Conservation Agency, trained in traquilizing and securing wild animals. Instead relying on a bunch of 80 year old hunters whom I wouldn't trust driving a car much less shooting a firearm.

Japan loves to look at what other countries are doing. Let them come to the US and Canada, and many other nations that have wildlife problems and how they are dealt with.

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A bear was found in a residential area of ​​Fukui City, Fukui Prefecture, and was exterminated at around 3:30 p.m. on June 18th.

https://www.fukuishimbun.co.jp/articles/-/2063945

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"駆除" (extermination) was used in the article I linked to above.

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The article says "Bear holed up in house in Fukui since morning" I think the article should say Bear has residents holed up in their homes in Fukui since the Police are urging people living nearby not to go outside

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Patricia YarrowJune 18  06:22 pm JST

Love that this is "news" in Japan. :-)

Why? Do you love that wild animals have had so much of their land encrouched upon by humans that they end up "invading" human spaces, thus endangering their (the animals) lives? Do you imagine that this doesn't happen in other countries or get reported on in other countries? It's really not anything to delight over and it's not unique to Japan, neither the fact that it happens here nor that it's reported on.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/local/bear-break-ins-animal-enters-5-different-homes-sierra-madre/3436383/

https://www.fox35orlando.com/news/video-big-black-bear-breaks-into-florida-home-opens-familys-fridge

https://www.bbc.com/news/av/36039283

https://theworld.org/stories/2016/07/31/polar-bear-breaks-newfoundland-home-terrifying-attack

https://www.facebook.com/WorldNewsTonight/videos/polar-bear-breaks-into-norway-hotel/10156038584599818/

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He couldn't bear the thought of another hot as hell summer outdoors, so wanted some air con. Definitely smarter than an average bear.

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toolonggone, OMGoodness, you have no sense of humor at all. I get what this individual was saying, in another country this would most likely not be making headlines first off. Second off, the way the story has been written it is quite humorous and it is a pity you don't have a funny bone in your body.

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GuruMickJune 18  04:53 pm JST

I suppose trnquilisaing and relocating the bear hasnt occurred to anyone.

Shooting a bear dead, in a house, not really "hunting " is it.

Shame

How about enticing it out with some food, then tranquilizing it? Job done.

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tigerjaneToday  08:29 pm JST

toolonggone, OMGoodness, you have no sense of humor at all. I get what this individual was saying, in another country this would most likely not be making headlines first off. Second off, the way the story has been written it is quite humorous and it is a pity you don't have a funny bone in your body.

I'm glad somehow you know me well enough to say whether or not I have any sense of humor, especially as it applies to a bear that's likely going to be killed and yet another, yawn-inducing "unique to Japan" comment which is provably untrue.

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Patricia Yarrow

Love that this is "news" in Japan. :-)

Me too, but then again a siege against a bear in a house would kind of be a news story everywhere :-)

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toolonggone

Why? Do you love that wild animals have had so much of their land encrouched upon by humans that they end up "invading" human spaces, thus endangering their (the animals) lives?

Lighten up. The points you raise are valid, but that does not take away from strangeness of the situation. Try to keep a sense of humor, it makes your life better.

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