Hunters in Sapporo shot and killed a brown bear in a residential area of Sapporo on Friday morning after it was spotted in various parts of the neighborhood.
Police said the 1.5-meter brown bear was first seen on Thursday afternoon in Minami Ward. A resident called 110 to report the bear was in his garden. It had gone when police arrived, but was spotted in another location later in the day.
On Friday morning, police and hunters were mobilized to find the bear. It was spotted in Moiwashita at about 6 a.m., at which point hunters shot it dead.
Last October, there was a spate of bear sightings from members of the public in Sapporo locations including the grounds of a hospital, school and park.© Japan Today