Though spectators are banned from attending occasions on the upcoming Olympic Video games, an area black bear apparently didn’t get the memo.
The animal, who witnesses stated was about three ft 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 obtained related data this morning,” a spokesman for the Fukushima Police Division advised AFP.
Native media stated 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. Nonetheless, 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 web site,” the spokesman stated.
As for the softball match, Japan beat Australia 8-1.
This wasn’t even the primary bear to be a think about a pre-Olympic occasion this summer time.
Final month in Sapporo ― the place the marathon will likely be held ― a wild brown bear wounded 4 individuals, entered a army camp, and disrupted flights on the native airport earlier than it was killed by authorities, CBS Information reported.
Calling all HuffPost superfans!
Join membership to change into a founding member and assist form HuffPost’s subsequent chapter