Category Archive 'Japanese Black Bear'

01 Nov 2022

Japanese Black Bear Attacks Climber


Field and Stream:

A mountain climber in Japan fought off a hard-charging black bear and lived to tell the tale. The attack occurred while the unnamed man was traversing a precarious ridge near the summit of Mt. Futago. The entire ordeal was captured by a helmet-mounted GoPro camera, and the footage—which the climber posted to YouTube on October 1—has now been viewed more than 2 million times.

The bear was Ursus thibetanus japonicus.

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