A roaming brown bear injured four pedestrians in Sapporo, Japan. The animal was shot by a hunter.
The bear was driven to a desperate situation by the police car, and then the hunter began to act:
This wild bear was first seen in the early morning and was able to walk in the city for several hours. A woman in her 80s, a man in his 70s and a man in his 40s were attacked by this animal. According to a local newspaper, the 40-year-old man was seriously injured, but the status of the other victims has not been announced.
The bear then attacked a soldier who was standing guard in the barracks. The Japanese army reported that his life was not in danger. Because of this roaming bear, air traffic at the neighboring airport stopped for a short time.
Thousands of brown bears live in the forests of the northern islands of Hokkaido. Sapporo is the capital of Hokkaido. Experts say these animals are increasingly looking for food in densely populated areas.