Wild bear digs up grave and eats corpse
09 Jan 2023 01:54pm
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The gruesome discovery was made on Dec 26 by Mazlan Aluij, 50, a resident of Kampung Dakoh in the settlement who had taken his five children to visit the grave of his wife, Amek Along, 48, who had died on Dec 1.
He could not believe that the bear had eaten part of his wife’s body.
"I had come across the animal lurking behind my house which is about 300 metres from the cemetery. It had tried to pounce on my pet dog but let out a roar and ran away upon hearing my shouts,” he told reporters.
Mazlan said he had reported the matter to the police and the Department of Wildlife and National Parks.
On Dec 29, it was reported that villagers of Kampung Perawas, also in Pos Balar, spotted a wild bear looking for durians in an orchard in the village, close to their homes.
Department of Orang Asli Development (JAKOA) deputy director-general (planning and management), Saiful Zahlan Muhamad Azmi, said JAKOA would discuss the matter with the Department of Wildlife and National Parks - BERNAMA