Hunter fatally shoots bear in southwest France after it bit him


The bear is the second to be shot in the region in the past two years, with an inquiry now underway into the incident Pic: Philippe Clement / ShutterstockBy Hannah Thompson

A hunter has shot and killed a bear in southwest France after it bit him during a boar hunt. The hunter is now in a critical condition in hospital in Toulouse.

The 70-year-old man was taking part in a bear hunt in the commune of Seix in Ariège, Occitanie, yesterday (Saturday, November 20).

He reported that he was attacked by a bear, who was with her cubs. The female bear bit him on the leg, greatly damaging his femoral artery, around 15:30


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