Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Black Bear Kills Dog That Jumped out Car Window in Jasper National Park

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Black Bear Kills Dog That Jumped out Car Window in Jasper National Park

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Black bear kills dog in Jasper National Park

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JASPER, Alta. - A black bear is being watched in Jasper National Park after it killed a dog that jumped out of a vehicle.

Parks Canada officials say the encounter happened on Wednesday when a car pulled over to the side of the road to view the bear and the dog jumped out of an open window.

"After escaping, the dog harassed the bear by approaching and barking at it," they said in a statement. "The bear responded defensively towards the dog as it would to any other predator."

The dog did not survive the attack.

Wildlife experts in Jasper park retrieved the dog and will keep an eye on the bear -- despite it showing no aggression toward people.

"Bears near the roadside and highways are common in Jasper National Park at this time of year," said the statement. …

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