Bear Attacks Woman in Central Japan; Woman Taken to Hospital with Head Injury

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A black bear is seen in April in he Shirakami mountain range in nothern Japan

A bear attacked an 80-year-old woman on Tuesday evening in Gero, Gifu Prefecture. She sustained a head injury and was later taken to the hospital.The woman was working in a vegetable field near a ryokan traditional Japanese inn when the bear attacked her from behind, according to Gero city government.

The bear, which appeared to be a cub, has not yet been spotted during patrol following the attack.