Dryden – Bears are dangerous. That message was drummed home today as a black bear attacked a camper. The forty-two year old man was repeatedly attacked by the bear while camping at Sandbar Provincial Park. The victim of the attack suffered non-life threatening injuries in the attack that happened on Saturday.
The man was walking his two dogs, who likely can be credited with saving his life. The adult black bear came at the man from behind, and the dogs helped to move the bear away. The man made his way to the park ranger station and was taken to Dryden for treatment.
The Ontario Provincial Police report that when the man tried to make his way back to the campsite he was staying at, the bear attacked again. One of the man’s two dogs then tried to fend off the bear.
Park officials caught the bear in a live trap on Monday. OPP remind the public to be cautious around wild animals.