Thursday, September 10, 2015
Bear Spray Failure in June 15 Attack in B.C.
The bear and hikers were only about seven to nine metres apart when they spotted each other.
"They kind of stared at each other for a second, then the bear bluff-charged and stopped," Butler said. "Then the bear lunged at the female, grabbed her arm, threw her to the side and the bear then just immediately ran off into the trees."
Butler described the bear's reaction as standard and said it took the path of least resistance to escape.
He said the woman, in her mid-20s, had bear spray holstered to her hip but simply couldn't respond fast enough.