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Mama bear attacks truck near her cub on wooded road in Japan

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By Yosi Yahoudai
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Friday, May 10, 2024 5:52PM

A wildlife specialist said it appeared the vehicle got between the mama bear and her cub, sparking the attack.

HOKKAIDO, Japan — New footage shows a frightening attack by a mama bear on two men driving along a wooded road in Japan.

The two men were foraging in the Hokkaido province on April 28 when the bear scrambled out of the woods and headed straight toward their truck, rearing up and swatting the front windshield at least twice.

A wildlife specialist told local media it appeared their vehicle had come between the mother bear and her cub, triggering the attack.

The men were able to drive off unscathed, but their vehicle’s windshield was left shattered.

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Yosi Yahoudai is a founder and the managing partner of J&Y. His practice is comprised primarily of cases involving automobile and motorcycle accidents, but he also represents people in premises liability lawsuits, including suits alleging dangerous conditions of public property, third-party criminal conduct, and intentional torts. He also has expertise in cases involving product defects, dog bites, elder abuse, and sexual assault. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from the University of California and is admitted to practice in all California State Courts, and the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. If you have any questions about this article, you can contact Yosi by clicking here.