A woman who came to see the autumn foliage in Kumobaike, a popular tourist spot in Karuizawa, Nagano prefecture, was attacked by a bear and injured around 1.30 p.m. on Thursday, police said.
The 60-year-old Gunma resident was in a group of three and walking at the back when the bear came out from bushes to the side of the path and attacked her, scratching her and leaving her back slightly injured. An eye-witness said the bear was about 1 meter tall, and saw the bear jump into the pond and swim away after the attack.
Police and members of a local hunting club were unsuccessful in their search for the bear. Police and Karuizawa officials have issued a warning to residents and tourists.© Wire reports