Kimberley couple in Calgary hospital after grizzly bear attack
Two experienced hikers are lucky to be alive after being attack by a female grizzly bear near Kimberley Sunday.
The man and woman are in a Calgary hospital after the attack.
Media reports saidy conservation officers speculate the couple, out for a walk, stumbled on the mother grizzly and cubs near a deer kill next to a creek.
The reports said the woman yelled as the mother bear chased her and knocked her down.
The man had a walking stick and tried to scare the bear away. But the bear then attack the man.
Conservation officers have decided not to track down the bear as the animal was displaying normal behaviour.
The names of the victims have not been released, but it’s believed they’re from Kimberley.
The woman is in her 60s and the man is close to 80 years of age.