Topley Landing woman survives bear attack ordeal

Local conservations officers have been assisting a search for a black bear near Topley Landing after it attacked a women out walking her dog on July 23.

Local conservations officers have been assisting a search for a black bear near Topley Landing after it attacked a women out walking her dog on July 23.

The unidentified woman’s dog had ran ahead of her during a stroll near the Babine Lake community, 90 kilometres north of Burns Lake, before returning to its owner with an angry black bear in pursuit.

The bear took several swipes at the woman causing injuries to her upper body and head.

The barking dog diverted the bear long enough for the women to escape. She made it home and was taken to the the Lakes District Hospital for treatment.

The area was closed off while conservation officers from Smithers, Vanderhoof and Burns Lake searched for the guilty bear.