MEDFORD, Wis. (WAOW) – Officials say two people were injured when a bear attacked them inside their home in Medford.
According to a press release from the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office:
A married couple noticed a bear eating from the bird feeder in their yard late Friday night. They opened the window shouting for the bear to go away. Instead, the bear turned and charged the house, smashing through the window and attacking the man and woman.
The pair fought back, at one point stabbing the bear with a kitchen knife before the man could get his gun. At that time he shot and killed the bear inside the house.
Both the man and the woman had numerous bite wounds and other injuries; they were taken to a local hospital, where they were treated and then released. The couple’s children were also in the house at the time of the attack, but were sleeping and unharmed.
According to the sheriff’s office, the bear was an adult female who appeared to have a cub. The cub was seen running away as the bear charged the house.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources took possession of the bear for testing.