By Ana Chauhan, Chief Editor, The Pawprint
A 70-year-old European man has shot a brown bear dead in southwestern France after it attacked and injured him during a hunt for wild boars.
It was reported that the man shot twice at the female bear, who was wandering with her cubs at the time, killing her instantly.
The man suffered serious injuries to the leg and was taken to a hospital in Toulouse for treatment.
Police reported that they responded to an emergency call at 3:30pm local time. When they arrived at the scene, they found the dead bear laying close to the injured man.