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An Ubon man is in hospital after being attacked by a bear “as big as a buffalo” that jumped down from a tree while he was out collecting mushrooms.
Somporn, 27, was foraging behind the temple of Wat Phu Plansung on Sunday evening when he was attacked suffering serious injuries. He was bitten on the head, neck and right hand and wound up in Sapsithprasong Hospital in Ubon after being transferred from a local hospital. A woman was also treated locally. They told doctors that the bear was as big as a buffalo.
Doctors found a broken tooth in a wound as the picture of that and the story did the rounds of social media.
But the local national park chief said he should not have been in the area behind the temple. Teerayuth Wongpaisert the head of the Phu Jong Na Yoi park said that the area of the attack was in the national park. Entry in that area is forbidden because it is a known habitat of wild animals. Teerayuth said that efforts to warn villagers about the danger of going in that area would be stepped up.