A bear was shot dead after attacking a man and his 1-year-old son in Katsuyama City, Fukui Prefecture, on Sunday, police said Monday.
The 29-year-old man told police that the bear attacked him and bit him on the ankle as he held his son while strolling around his back yard at around 6:30 a.m. The man dropped the baby, who suffered minor injuries to his face.
A bear believed to be responsible for the attack was found in a rice field 700 meters away from the attack about two hours later. A member of a local chapter of sport hunters killed the animal, an Asiatic black bear which weighed about 50 kg.© News reports