DNR searching for bear that bit forester - Aug. 15, 2013
The Department of Natural Resources is searching for a black bear that caused one man to be injured, according to a spokesperson.
Anne Bull with the DNR communications department, confirmed Thursday “There was a confrontation with a bear yesterday afternoon near Brockway.”
RCMP told KHJ Country, a Fredericton radio station, the attack occurred just before noon on Wednesday. The file has since been taken over by DNR and the RCMP can no longer comment.
Bull could not confirm the attack was by a black bear or what time the attack occurred, only that “a forester was working in the woods and was injured.”
She declined to comment whether the bear attack was in fact a bite on the man’s boot, as also reported by RCMP yesterday, or how many times the man was bitten.
The radio report stated the man was taken to hospital. The man’s injuries were not life threatening.
“Black bear attacks are extremely rare.”
DNR employees are searching for the bear, she said, and “will follow departmental policy” if it is found, but she declined to explain the policy, or divulge the fate of a bear that has bitten a human.