Police said Thursday that an elderly man was attacked by a bear in Kofu, Yamanashi Prefecture.
The man, in his 60s, told police he had gone to his rice field to check the water levels at around 5 p.m. on Wednesday, when he was attacked by an Asian black bear measuring around a meter in length, Fuji TV reported. The man's head and face were injured in the attack, but he was able to escape and return to his home at which point he called an ambulance.
Doctors say his injuries were not severe and police are calling on local people to be on the lookout for the animal. Hunters have also been enlisted in case the bear needs to be put down.© Japan Today