82-year-old woman dies after apparent bear attack in Fukushima

FUKUSHIMA —

An 82-year-old woman died after apparently being attacked by a bear in Kitakata City, Fukushima Prefecture, on Wednesday morning.

According to police, the woman’s body was found at around 8:30 a.m. in a field by her home, where she had gone to work, TBS reported. She had bite marks on her head and a bear’s footprints were seen around the body.

The area is about 4 kilometers from the center of the city, with schools and many residences nearby. Police issued an alert for people to be on the lookout for a bear.

Japan Today

  • -2

    KobeKid

    Police issued an alert for people to be on the lookout for a bear.

    which one?

  • -5

    Nessie

    Did it eat her, or just kill her? What did she die of?

  • 3

    Tom DeMicke

    I don't think bears actually eat people, they attack until they decide if this is what they want. Terribly sad. That poor women. Made it all the way to 82 only to be attacked by a bear.

  • -1

    Tony Alderman

    Get ready for any bear in a ten mile radius to be blown away by local hunters now.

  • 3

    titaniumdioxide

    Poor old woman.

  • 1

    Nessie

    I don't think bears actually eat people

    They sometimes do.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sankebetsubrownbear_incident

  • -4

    Bad2Dbone

    Yogi bear is on the prowl again,,,, RIP Old Lady,,, JP police will get him!

  • -3

    T-Mack

    I feel very sorry for the woman, RIP, I have been on many bear hunt's, If a bear want's to eat something, it hide's it under the ground, then returns several time's later to eat. Except for fish, which a bear eat's right away. Bear's can be very quiet and sneaky. You always hunt the bear from down wind, as they can smell you before you hear or see the bear. I also feel sorry for the bear, bear's are at the top of the food chain. The main reason we hunted the bear was because they were killing live stock,(cattle). We also hunted the wolf for the same reason.

  • 2

    knight_of_Honour

    Bears are predators and will eat meat of pretty much any kind. The incidents of bear attacks seems to be going up around the world. The same with some other predators as their territories are being reduced, or there are shortages of water and food. Sometimes they get maimed or slow with age, or even acquire a taste for human flesh and go hunting for humans. Some species are more prone to attack then others.

  • 2

    Kobuta Chan

    I sorry to read that news. My prayers are with you and your family. RIP.

  • 2

    PHouser

    "I don't think bears actually eat people, they attack until they decide if this is what they want. "

    Bears can, will and DO eat people...its not that uncommon of an occurance.

  • 2

    enmarinas

    I don't think bears actually eat people, they attack until they decide if this is what they want. Terribly sad. That poor women. Made it all the way to 82 only to be attacked by a bear.

    They do sometimes attack to eat people as others said before... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ListoffatalbearattacksinNorth_America

    And the woman probably lived great moments in her life, your statement sounds like she had a worthless life...RIP

  • 3

    Onniyama

    Moderator. I think it must be Kitakata City and not Kitaka City. Nevertheless, sorry to hear such news. Must be terrible to be mauled by a bear.

  • 1

    Elbuda Mexicano

    Poor old woman! Survives the earthquakes in Fukushima, the tsunamis, the radiation only to end up getting killed by a bear??? RIP old Fukushima woman, and I do hope the find this man killer ASAP!

  • 0

    Charles M Burns

    Too bad she wasn't carrying bear repellant.

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