It’s beginning to look like your not safe anywhere.
A B.C. man was lounging in a hot tub near Whistler Village Sunday when he was smacked from behind by a black bear, the latest in a string of bear attacks and sightings across Canada in the past month.
The 55-year-old from Coquitlam, B.C., was relaxing behind a home in a townhouse complex near a wooded area, said Staff Sergeant Steve LeClair with the Whistler detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. “The guy was sitting … with his back to the forest, then all of a sudden he felt a heavy blow to the back of his head. And he turned around and saw himself face to face with a bear,” said the Mountie.
Remember, a sow with her cubs pretty much just wants to get them away from you, your getting tore up is pretty much incidental to that. A lone bear on the other hand, a lone male bear in particular had best be considered predatory.
Now about that gun. I’m thinking a Mossberg Mariner 12g,
but even with that I think you might have to hose it off and re-grease every couple of days.