Woman Walking Dog In Known Bear Country, Attacked By Bear!!!…Park Rangers Vow To Hunt It Down And Kill It,For Some Reason…
Another wild black bear searching for food in Washington State, attacks a woman and her dog, walking through known bear territory Gig Harbor, Wash.
The dog chased after the bear after seeing it on the side of the road. Armed with nothing but love for her dog, the woman stepped in between the dog and bear to protect the dog, the bear attacked her!(Source)
The victim was later found on the side of the road badly injured along with the dog by another pedestrian who happened by.
The bear had fled the scene.
Pierce County Sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer says the woman has severe bite wounds on her arm and bite marks on her back but is in good spirits at a Tacoma hospital. The dog survived.(Source)
Now,unfortunately authorities in the neighborhood are looking for the animal.
In the State of Washington, if a bear attacks or contacts a human,state law mandates that it must be put down.
Locals say that it is highly unusual for there to be two bear attacks in such a short period of time, within the same general area, but that killing a bear is protocol for any suspected of attacking humans.(Source)
My question is, if human contact equals a death sentence for bears, then why are humans allowed to roam freely in their territory?
It seems like this is unfair for the bear, because a lone human with a dog could be considered an “attractive nuisance” from the hungry bears point-of view.
Authorities from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife spent all day Sunday searching the woods for the bear that attacked the woman, and state that if they do not find it, they will set traps baited with doughnuts in the bears territories in order to capture it, and kill it.
Personally, I am glad no one was killed,…including , so far, the bear!…but I guess the experts may know more about this than I do…
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