15 Jul '12, 12pm

2 runaway bears shot dead in South Korea after escaping from farm

2 runaway bears shot dead in South Korea after escaping from farm

A hunter looks at a runaway bear shot dead in Yongin, about 40km south of Seoul July 14, 2012. Yonhap reported that a runaway bear was shot dead and another was being searched on Saturday after the two female bears, both six years old, broke out of their pen in Yongin. -- PHOTO: REUTERS SEOUL (AFP) - South Korean police said on Sunday they had shot dead two runaway bears who had escaped from a farm near the capital Seoul. The two bears - both female and six-years-old - broke free from their cage at a farm in Yongin city, south of Seoul, on Saturday morning. One of them was shot dead near the farm about four hours after the escape, while the other was killed on a nearby hill Sunday morning after a search effort involving dozens of hunters and hunting dogs, area police said. 'The bears were extremely agitated in the middle of a mating season,' Yonhap news agency quoted a pol...

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