A man from Buriram was attacked by a wild bear in a rubber farm, luckily he survived the attack to share the terrifying story. Sukum Hoisang 38 years old was interviewed by the Khaosod News team on the 8th of this month (September 2019) at the Nang Rong Hospital in Buriram province.
Sukum is a villager in Pakam district. He was attacked by a wild bear that left an open wound on his leg with some broken bones. His hand was also bleeding from the attack. Sukum is still resting at the hospital because the doctor is keeping a close watch on him in case of an infection.
Sukum stated that on the 6th he went to the rubber farm with his mom and brother to do some work. While he was working with the rubber trees he saw some footprints on the ground that lead to a forest nearby. His mother said it might be a bear because she heard villagers saying that there was a bear living in the rubber farm.
Sukum told his mother that’s probably not true because no one has ever actually seen the bear. But he has seen a black bear walking around before. He walked towards the forest and started poking a knife through the bushes. Sukum didn’t see anything so he turned back and started walking.
This is when a black bear that seemed to be about 1 meter tall and 100 kilograms jumped out of the bushes and started to attack Sukum. Sukum used his left hand to push the bear, the bear bit his hand. Even with gloves on it didn’t help much, the bear managed to bite one of his fingers off. Sukum tried to get free and used his right hand to squeeze the bear’s mouth.
Prawit 35 years old, Sukum’s brother came running in from the rubber farm. The bear finally got scared and ran back into the forest.
FB Caption: The bear attacked Sukum from behind, it was about 1 meter tall and 100 kilograms in weight.