By Marie-Lilas Vidal
Posted on 05/31/2021 at 5:45 p.m.
Updated on 05/31/2021 at 7:40 p.m.
The attack took place on Sunday, May 30, in the Spanish town of Cangas del Narcea, in Asturias. The victim was injured in the face and the hip, reveals “El Comercio”
It’s a digestive walk that could have gone very badly. This Sunday, May 30, around 9:45 p.m., a 75-year-old woman was attacked by a bear, in the vicinity of Sonande, a village of Cangas del Narcea, in Asturias, reveal “El Comercio” and “La Voz des Asturias” “.
It was around a bend that the septuagenarian came face to face with the animal, relates “El Comercio”. The bear struck him in the face, causing him to fall. Injured to the face and hip, the victim was hospitalized in the emergency room of the local hospital, then in Oviedo.
Investigations are being carried out in particular by the Guardia Civil to try to locate the animal, indicates the Spanish daily “El Pais”. These investigations are carried out with the aim of knowing “if it is a male or a female,” declares the mayor of the town. If from this investigation it emerges that he is qualified as aggressive, then, of course, he will be removed from the area ”.
Guillermo Parlomero, president of the Fundacion Oso Pardo, indicates that this is the eighth attack in thirty years in Spain, including seven in the Cantabrian Cordillera, which has around 350 bears in its territory.