You never think about there being bears in Japan…
But they’re there.
And pretty savage.
The body of a fourth victim suspected of being killed by a bear that’s ‘developed a taste for human flesh’ in the past three weeks was found in a forest in northern Japan on Friday, reports said.
The badly mauled corpse has yet to be identified, but police in Akita prefecture were searching for a 74-year-old woman named as Tsuwa Suzuki, who was reported missing a day earlier, according to local media.
Hunters killed a bear just 10 metres (32 feet) from the spot where the woman’s remains were discovered in a mountain forest in Kazuno city, in Akita, although it remained unclear if she was killed by that animal, reports said.Last month, three men, two in their seventies and one in his sixties, died in apparent bear attacks while out harvesting bamboo shoots in three separate incidents. The severity of their wounds have led experts to suspect bears were responsible.Read more here