Family Dog Dies Defending Against Bear
Stuart and Diane Andrews had finished brushing their 14 year old golden retriever buddy at their home, right next to Mount Revelstoke National Park in British Columbia. It was around 3:30 when a bear came out of the wooded forest. Buddy ran towards the bear, barking at it. Buddy was Stuart's hunting/fishing companion and had had bear encounters before. The bear charged Buddy, had him between his paws and bit his neck, killing him instantly. The bear took off with Buddy.
Two RCMP cruisers arrived quickly and then Conservation officers showed up shortly after. They found the partially eaten body of Buddy on an embankment. Baited traps for the bear were set up around the property. Sunday a large cinnamon colored black bear was caught in the trap and then killed. If it had been a grizzly bear, as Stuart first believed, it may have been relocated, but the black bear population is thriving in the area, and this bear had attacked a pet.
Stuart said he understands that the bear just came out and did what bears do. They live by a wooded forest and had actually seen the bear a couple of weeks ago, the bear did not show any signs of aggression so Stuart didn't even think about it. From Revelstoke Times Review.