The bear seems to have ignored the ban on spectators at the Olympics.
Japanese media reported that the bear was seen by security guards early Wednesday at Fukushima Azuma Baseball Stadium before the Japanese and Australian softball teams met at the opening of the Olympics.
Fukushima is about 150 miles north of the main Olympic venues in Tokyo. Local media reported that it was an Asian black bear.
“I woke up with text messages asking, is that real? There is a large black bear that says it has landed in the field, landed in the area and is free. And I felt what? This is crazy. There is no way, “said Amanda Chidester, after singling during the Americans’ 1-0 victory over Canada on Thursday.
“And then one of the girls on our team said, ‘Yeah, did you hear about the bear?’ It was on the news. ” So I was able to report to my family and say that it was actually true that there was a bear in the area. “
There was no bear watching during the triple play on Wednesday or Thursday.
“As we drove today, we were actually looking to see if we could find another bear,” said US coach Ken Eriksen.