Hunters shot and killed a bear on Monday after it attacked a man in Murakami, Niigata Prefecture.
According to police, the 64-year-old man was gathering edible wild plants at around 6:15 a.m. on Monday morning when he was attacked and bitten by the bear. TBS reported that he suffered injuries to his hands and face but managed to walk two kilometers to a shopping area where he sought help.
Police alerted members of a local hunting society who found and shot the white-chested bear on Monday afternoon. It was about 1.47 meters long and weighed 92 kilograms.
Police said there had been four sightings of the bear in the same area since April 18.© Japan Today