Source: https://creator.pixta.jp/@prof1236587 82-year old Hiroshima woman fends off bear attack by punching it and knocking it down 2020-07-20 Mon 2020-07-20 Mon Not to be outdone by a 63-year old fisherman who fended off a bear with karate, an 82-year old woman in Hiroshima prefecture recently shooed away an attacking bear by striking it and knocking it back, Yahoo News reports. Rumiko Sasaki had been treating weeds in her backyard along with her husband in the backyard of her Kita-hiroshima residence when she found herself being attacked by a black bear on the evening July 16th. In a video with Hiroshima television, Sasaki says that when she stood up from her work she noticed the bear in front of her, and it then attacked her. "It took aim at my face and came at me suddenly," says Sasaki, who suffered scratches to her face, "but it feels like I hit it and sent it flying back." The bear then fled the scene. According to the local hunting association, there have been 252 bear sightings in the area this year but this is the first attack on a person. They recommend equipping a radio, cell phone, or even a bell when heading into the area's mountains. The population of the Asiatic Black bear in Japan has dwindled due to poaching and clashes with farmers, as they have a habit of destroying crops and property. Despite ongoing culling, some areas of Japan are proposing new and stringent protection policies for the animal. By - Big Neko. Tags: Bears / Hiroshima / Japan grape Japan 82-year old Hiroshima woman fends off bear attack by punching it and knocking it down Related Article Attack Of The Birds: Japanese Temple Raided By Hungry Pigeons Tiny kitten admits to adorable crime after being caught red-pawed Munchkin Cats Have Adorable Battle To Reach The Top Of A Cat Walk Japanese company releases vegan beef bowls for “first ever plant-based gyudon” Keep Warm At Tokyo’s New Gudetama Cafe Opening For The Winter Season Japanese Train Fanatic Builds Extremely Life-Like Train Carriage Room In His House!