A HUSBAND and wife killed a bear that broke into their home while their children slept.
They were both injured after fighting off the bear as it attacked them on Friday evening.
A couple killed a bear that broke into their homeCredit: Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
Both the husband and wife were injured in the attacksCredit: Taylor County Sheriff’s Office
At one point they were able to stab the bear with a kitchen knife before the husband was able to retrieve a firearm, reports WSAW.
He then shot the bear, killing it.
The bear got into the house after charging through a window.
The couple told police they had seen the bear eating from a bird feeder outside their Wisconsin home and yelled at it to try to scare it away.
Both were bitten multiple times and had several injuries. After being treated at a hospital they were able to go home.
The couple’s children were asleep during the fiasco.
Earlier this year, Staff Sgt Seth Michael Plant, 30, died at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Anchorage while another soldier suffered minor injuries in the attack.
Originally from Saint Augustine, Florida, Plant had been at the base since July 2021, the Army said in a statement. He was an infantryman from the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment.
Lt Col David Ja Nelson, 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment commander said that Plant “always had a smile on his face, he always went above and beyond what was asked of him, and he served as an inspiration to all who had the privilege to know him.”
A den with two brown bear cubs was found near where the attack happened, according to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
In a statement, the department said a brown bear approached the area during the investigation. Officials used bear spray, which made the beast run off.
Hair collected during the probe into the attack was consistent with a brown bear, according to the department.
The bear attack happened in a remote section of the military base in a training area west of the Anchorage landfill, according to the Army.
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