Bear to be put down after hiker attacks in Low Tatras

Separate incident chasing family caught on camera.

Illustrative stock photoIllustrative stock photo (Source: Ján Krošlák)

“It was only a matter of time,” hikers have said following a bear attack near a hiking trail to a popular destination in the Low Tatras – The Milan Rastislav Štefánik Chalet close to Ďumbier peak.

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The bear recently attacked two hikers, but they escaped unharmed after one of them threw her backpack away, distracting the bear and giving her and her friend a chance to escape. The woman said she had no idea that a backpack could save her.

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