Grizzly chases group of hikers and their dog in Banff

The Extinction Chronicles

Remember the bear that chased the woman and her dogs last month? Well, she has struck again.

Now notorious, bear No. 148 chased a group of hikers and their dog Momo on Sunday during a hike near Mount Norquay in Banff National Park.

When they first encountered the large bear, the group of three began to slowly pack away, but quickly turned to running when the mammal didn’t stop advancing.

“When we noticed that it was chasing us, we just tried to keep the pace and not panic,” Dominic Cyr, one of the hikers, told CTV. “Usually you are not supposed to show your back and we were not supposed to run but at the same time it was coming toward us.”

When the animal charged one of the hikers, the group was forced to release their dog, Momo. The grizzly followed the dog, giving the…

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One thought on “Grizzly chases group of hikers and their dog in Banff

  1. I’m glad, or at least I hope, that people are beginning to learn to yield to the wildlife. You are on their turf when you are visiting, and there is no need to ‘stand your ground’. Be defensive, and you don’t have to prove you are king of the jungle. I hope this bear is not punished for behaving naturally. We are the ones who need to back away.

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