70-year-old hunter shoots, kills mama bear that bit him in France

70-year-old hunter shoots, kills mama bear that bit him in France


A hunter shot and killed a mama bear that attacked him as he searched for wild boar in southern France on Sunday, according to local officials.

The man, 70, sustained a “serious leg injury” after a female brown bear who was with her cubs pounced on him in the mountains of the southwestern prefecture of Ariège.

He reportedly shot the bear twice, killing it instantly.

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The bear bit him several times, causing damage to the arteries in his legs. Another man arrived and was able to stop the bleeding before the hunter was taken to a hospital in Toulouse “in a worrying condition,” according to statements from officials. 

A local council official in Ariège, Christine Tequi, said such attacks were “what we

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