Two hikers were attacked by a black bear in the Sudbury region of Ontario, Canada after it chased their dog back to them.
Two hikers in Subury were enjoying a stroll through a beautiful wooded trail near Long Lake Road on their Labor Day holiday when an aggressive black bear started to chase their dog.
The dog had apparently come into contact with the bruin in an area of woods near where the people were hiking, and then chased the animal back to its owners.
Once the bear reached the people it turned its aggression towards them and began to bite and claw them.
The hikers then aggressively fought back by striking the bear until it left. The pair left the woods and made their way back to report the incident to Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
They were treated at a local clinic for non-life threatening injuries.
The ordeal took place in an area between McFarlane Lake and Highway 17 at about 6 p.m.
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