Though spectators are banned from attending occasions on the upcoming Olympic Video games, a neighborhood black bear apparently didn’t get the memo.
The animal, who witnesses mentioned was about three toes tall, was noticed close to Fukushima’s Azuma Sports activities Park twice simply hours earlier than a match between host nation Japan and Australia.
“A guard discovered a bear inside Azuma Sports activities Park early within the morning yesterday. We additionally acquired comparable data this morning,” a spokesman for the Fukushima Police Division instructed AFP.
Native media mentioned the animal was an Asian black bear, AFP famous.
Officers tried to flush the bear out of its hiding spot by blasting music and setting off firecrackers, in response to CBS Information. Nevertheless, nothing labored.
“We couldn’t discover or seize the bear, and whereas there received’t be any spectators on the stadium, we’re on alert and looking for the bear across the website,” the spokesman mentioned.
As for the softball match, Japan beat Australia 8-1.
This wasn’t even the primary bear to be a consider a pre-Olympic occasion this summer time.
Final month in Sapporo ― the place the marathon can be held ― a wild brown bear wounded 4 individuals, entered a navy camp, and disrupted flights on the native airport earlier than it was killed by authorities, CBS Information reported.
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