16 September 2008
This summer, there were many bear sightings and several bear attacks in Greater Vancouver -- heck, my brother was annoyed by a "gift" of bear sh*t on his front lawn in Port Coquitlam.
Then there was the bear with the bucket list -- Bystanders rescue man from bear (Times-Colonist 11 Sept 08) -- and the armchair sportsbear who ambled up to get a waterside seat at the dragon boat races in Kelowna (sorry, can't find an online story).
The threat is actually real enough that RCMP are now being trained to deal with bears.
But at least we haven't seen this problem here yet: a Montana cyclist collided with a bear. Ouch.