Bear on the softball nonetheless not caught out
We’re happening a bear hunt… on the Olympic softball stadium?
America softball crew say they had been looking out on their technique to the Azuma Stadium in Fukushima on Thursday after experiences of a furry, ticketless intruder – an Asian black bear – had been heard the day earlier than.
The one-metre-long animal was noticed on plenty of events before the opening match of the Olympic softball tournament, however thwarted seize and continues to be roaming the realm, in keeping with native media experiences.
US coach Ken Eriksen, who lives in Florida, mentioned the crew tried to spy it throughout their bus journey to the stadium.
“We were actually looking to see if we could find another bear,” he added. “We don’t have a lot of bears back where we are at.”
Sightings of bears are a standard prevalence in Japan as they usually enterprise into cities and villages.
“I was kind of disappointed I didn’t get to see it!” United States pitcher Monica Abbott instructed reporters.
The bear was solely a short lived distraction for the squad, as their 1-0 win in opposition to Canada on Thursday meant the favourites for the gold medal have eased via their opening two matches.
The Video games formally open on Friday.