Monday, December 29, 2008

Black bear attacks hunter

A hunter in Botetourt County, Virginia, became the victim Saturday when a black bear turned on him in the Jefferson National Forest.

WRIC TV-8 reported:
The bear was chased up into a tree and shot by the hunters before leaving the tree and attacking the hunter.

The man suffered a severe laceration to his leg and was taken to Roanoke Memorial Hospital for treatment. The bear was fatally shot by one of the other hunters in the party.

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