Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

AROUND SLOVAKIA

Bear in Prešov shot dead by hunters

A BEAR was shot dead by a hunter on Športová Street in the regional capital city of Prešov on the morning of August 14. The bear had wandered into town the day before and spent the night roaming a residential area.

(Source: TASR)

A BEAR was shot dead by a hunter on Športová Street in the regional capital city of Prešov on the morning of August 14. The bear had wandered into town the day before and spent the night roaming a residential area.

“According to preliminary assessments, he was seven years old, weighed up to 100 kilograms and was in poor physical shape,” Juraj Ciberej of the University of Veterinary Health Care and Pharmacy in Košice told the TASR newswire.

The bear was spotted pacing around large company premises with unkempt grass near houses and a four-lane road. The area was monitored throughout Wednesday, August 13, by police and hunters, and all access roads were shut down. The bear apparently felt at home and showed no inclination to leave the area.

“The bear had to be taken down, as there weren’t appropriate conditions for mobilisation,” Ciberej said. “It was a large bear that couldn’t simply be caught and transported elsewhere. As an adult animal, he was likely to cause similar problems when set free at some other location. It’s unusual that it wandered into this area despite there being no shortage of its preferred food in the forests. We’ll see, maybe the autopsy will reveal some kind of disease. We’ll certainly be seeking an answer as to why this specimen displayed such strange behaviour,” Ciberej concluded.

The processing of personal data is subject to our Privacy Policy and the Cookie Policy. Before submitting your e-mail address, please make sure to acquaint yourself with these documents.

Top stories

Slovaks speak the worst English in central Europe

Seven out of ten job applicants in Slovakia claim to speak English.

Illustrative Stock Photo

Journalists should resist the temptation to tweet

There is still a need for old-fashioned news reporters who just get the facts out there, says Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Ian Johnson.

Ian Johnson

We refuse Fico's attacks against journalists

More than 480 journalists have signed a statement condemning the most recent verbal attacks of the former prime minister against journalists.

Slovak journalists at one of protest rallies organised in response to the murder of journalist Ján Kuciak and his fiancée.

UPDATED: Police investigate protest organisers over Soros allegations

The National Criminal Agency wants to see the accounts of the protest organisers due to a criminal complaint alleging they are paid by George Soros.