Monday, October 10, 2011

Bear attacks llama in Blairstown, New Jersey - 9th Oct 2011

Police investigated a bear attack on a llama early Sunday morning, according to a press release. At 12:44 a.m., state police at Hope barracks were dispatched to 60 Gaisler Road in Blairstown.

Upon arrival, troopers observed the homeowner standing in a pasture in front of her home, holding a haltered llama. The homeowner and llama were covered in blood, which was coming from a large wound on the head of the animal, police said.

Troopers then observed a large bear advancing toward the homeowner and llama. Troopers Nugnes and Decarolis put themselves between the bear and the wounded llama and homeowner, and dispatched the aggressive bear, the release said. Police did not name the homeowner.