A black bear struck by an arrow not too long ago mauled a Southern California hunter who approached the wounded animal to get a more in-depth look, a report mentioned.
The San Francisco Chronicle reported this week that the unidentified hunter suffered severe accidents in the course of the mauling Aug. 24 within the San Bernardino Mountains. He was hospitalized.
The Los Angeles Occasions reported that the hunter suffered accidents to his higher torso and face.
The hunter was joined by two others on the time and reportedly believed the bear was lifeless when he approached the 300-pound animal. The bear later died, however the hunter’s situation was not instantly identified.
Bow-and-arrow looking in Southern California is authorized from now till early September or till 1,700 bears are killed. An animal knowledgeable instructed the Occasions that black bear assaults are extraordinarily uncommon.
“It’s one thing that we study on the very starting of hunter schooling: After you shoot an animal and strategy it, it’s essential be very cautious,” Patrick Foy, a California Division of Fish and Wildlife captain, instructed the paper. “They educate you to be ready with a follow-up shot in case the animal runs or is struggling needlessly.”