The two were camping near Vancouver Island’s Nitinat River early Saturday when one of the men was woken up by what he thought was a black bear trying to get into their tent, Const. Grant Desmet of Lake Cowichan RCMP said.
The man grabbed a shotgun and fired several rounds in the direction of the “bear.”
Instead, the pellets of the gun hit his friend — sleeping head-to-toe at the opposite end of the tent — in the face and the arm, causing severe injuries. (Photo: Thinkstock/ Getty)
Bear cub that gained web fame euthanized A bear cub that gained fame when it had its photo snapped with a Newfoundland RCMP officer has been killed because it was feared to be too friendly. Fish and Wildlife enforcement officers with the Department of Justice euthanized the bear on the weekend after it was seen going up to customers at the Copper Kettle Restaurant inside Terra Nova National Park, near Gander. It had already proved to be a traffic hazard on the nearby Trans-Canada Highway. (Photo: Cst. Suzanne Bourque and the bear cub. Handout/RCMP)
Photos: Dog, bear hug An orphaned bear cub wandered into a family’s back yard in Podvrh, Slovenia about a month ago. The family has not officially adopted the bear cub, named Medo, but they and their dog have bonded with him; the family plans to build a fenced-in area for the cub. (Srdjan Zivulovic/Reuters)