Man’s best friend: Dog attacks bear in defence of owner in northern Ontario park

THUNDER BAY, Ont. — A 42-year-old man is recovering in hospital after being repeatedly attacked by a black bear while camping in a provincial park.

say the Thunder Bay man was walking his in Sandbar Provincial Park on Saturday when he was attacked from behind by a mature black bear.

Police say the man was able to get away and waited in a lake while the bear walked away.

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When the man tried to walk back to his campsite, the bear attacked again, at which point one of the man’s dogs tried to fend off the bear.

Police say the man eventually managed to get away and made it to a where he was treated for non- before being taken to a hospital in , Ont.

have shot the bear but haven’t been able to locate it. Officers from the ministry are tracking the bruin.

Police are warning everyone in the park to stay vigilant and protect themselves from the aggressive bear.

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