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Bear Encounter In The South Cariboo Results In Minor Injuries

A south Cariboo woman is recovering from minor injuries after a bear encounter near 100 Mile House over the weekend.

According to Conservation Officer Service’s facebook post, it said shortly after noon on Friday the woman was walking her two off-leash dogs in a recently logged area near her Forest Grove home.

The dogs ran ahead into the bush and when they came back out running towards the woman a black bear was in pursuit.

The bear swatted and bit the woman before stopping its attack and Conservation Officer Service said the woman was able to leave the area and received medical treatment in the hospital for bruising, scratches, and minor puncture wounds.

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Warning signs have been posted in the area and nearby residents have been informed of the incident.

Conservation Officer Service investigation concluded this was a defensive attack involving a sow with a cub, and no efforts to capture or kill the bear will be made.

COS encourages everyone to take precautions when recreating in bear country, which includes making noise, travelling in groups and carrying bear spray.

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