Wisconsin couple kill bear that attacked them in their home


MEDFORD, Wis. (AP) – A Wisconsin couple say they killed a bear that attacked them inside their home after spotting it eating from their bird feeder.

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office said the attack happened around 11 p.m. Friday at a home near Medford in north-central Wisconsin. The couple told authorities the bear charged through a window after yelling at it to get away.

Both husband and wife were injured before they could stab the bear with a kitchen knife. Eventually, the man was able to grab a gun and kill the animal.

The man and woman were treated at a hospital for several bite wounds and other injuries before being released. The couple’s children were sleeping in their bedroom at the time and were not injured.

The sheriff’s office said the bear was an adult female and a cub was seen running away as the bear ran towards the house. State wildlife officials took the bear in for testing. Authorities did not say what type of bear it was.