In a shocking incident just miles from New York City, a 7‑year-old boy is recovering after a harrowing bear attack in his own backyard. The child was viciously mauled by the black bear while playing outside his quiet suburban home in North Castle, New York on Tuesday afternoon.
According to police, the boy had been enjoying the beautiful spring weather alongside his sibling when the bear suddenly emerged from the dense woods surrounding the property. Without warning, the bear lunged at the unsuspecting child and brutally attacked him. His panicked screams brought his parents running, who found their young son being mauled by the ferocious animal.
New York’s brave first responders raced to the scenic neighborhood and engaged in a life-or-death battle to rescue the grievously injured boy. Only after a harrowing struggle did they manage to fight off the bear and rush the critically wounded child to the hospital. Doctors worked frantically to treat his severe injuries from the jaws of the beast.
But even after taking the boy to safety, the traumatized community was not yet out of danger. The rampaging bear refused to back down, furiously charging those attempting to subdue it. Authorities had no choice but to use deadly force, eliminating the clear and present threat before it attacked again. Nearby families can only wonder — will other bears stalking the area launch similarly unprovoked assaults?
Thankfully, the injured boy is expected to pull through after the frightening ordeal. However, residents are on high alert after the first recorded bear attack so close to the big city. Officials urge caution venturing outdoors alone as tensions rise in the tense standoff between man and beast.