A 67-year-old hunter was found dead on a mountain in Mastue, Hokkaido, on Wednesday morning. Police said they believe he may have been attacked by a bear.
The body of Takeyoshi Okada was found by a rescue helicopter team around 10:20 a.m. after his family reported to local police that he had been missing since July 22. According to police, Okada went to the mountain alone to set a bear trap as part of a local government program to cull the bear population.
Police found his rifle and two empty cartridges beside his body and injuries all over his body which seem to have been caused by a bear. Neighbors heard two gunshots on July 22, police said.© Japan Today