Bear Attacks Man in Rural Area of Akita Prefecture; Man Suffers Hand Injuries

The Yomiuri Shimbun
A hat worn by a man who was attacked by a bear Daisen, Akita Prefecture, is seen with claw marks.

A cattle breeder was attacked by a bear in Daisen, Akita Prefecture, on Wednesday morning.

According to the man’s family, the bear attacked as the man was feeding his cat near a shed where he kept his work vehicle. The man, 40, suffered a broken index finger on his left hand. The bear appeared in an area dotted with houses surrounded by rice paddies.

According to Akita prefectural police, a total of 66 people have been injured by bears this year, with 3,950 bears appearing in 3,228 cases.