Killer Bear Hunted Down in Southern Bulgaria

Society » ENVIRONMENT | May 20, 2010, Thursday // 13:50| Views: | Comments: 0
Bulgaria: Killer Bear Hunted Down in Southern Bulgaria A suspected killer bear was hunted down in Southern Bulgaria. The photo is from the Varna Natural History Museum.

Hunters have shot down the killer bear which is believed to have murdered a man in the Bulgarian Rhodope Mountains.

The mutilated body of 65-year-old Nikola Shikov was found in a forest near the village of Kutela, in the Smolyan District on Tuesday.

The suspected killer bear was hunted down around noon of Thursday, announced the press office of the Regional Inspectorate of Environment and Water in Smolyan.

The hunters and environmentalists are certain that they have eliminated exactly the killer bear based on the fact that the front paw of the killed animal coincides with the traces found on the spot of the murder, and that it was hunted down in the same area.

The Environmental Inspectorate believes that the killer might have a cub, and the area is being searched in order to find it, and place it under proper care.

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