IN THE WILD

Bear Mauls 9 Tourists

A black bear injured nine tourists Saturday in the small mountain town of Nyukawa, Japan, after it wandered into a rest stop area and wreaked havoc. Four men were seriously injured by the 4-foot bear. One tourist tried to beat the creature back with a stick, but the bear fought back and seriously injured him. The bear was eventually trapped in a souvenir shop in a lodge and shot dead by a hunter. Bear attacks are rare in the area.