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Mama bear attacks vehicle on wooded road in Japan
A wildlife specialist said it appeared the vehicle got between the mama bear and her cub, sparking the attack.

HOKKAIDO, Japan (KABC) -- New footage shows a frightening attack by a mama bear on two men driving along a wooded road in Japan.

The two men were foraging in the Hokkaido province on April 28 when the bear scrambled out of the woods and headed straight toward their truck, rearing up and swatting the front windshield at least twice.

A wildlife specialist told local media it appeared their vehicle had come between the mother bear and her cub, triggering the attack.

The men were able to drive off unscathed, but their vehicle's windshield was left shattered.

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