October 17, 2014 - 10:14 AM
KAMLOOPS - The leader of B.C.'s Conservative Party says his political opponents seem a lot less threatening after a recent encounter with a massive grizzly bear.
Dan Brooks, who also works as a hunting guide, says he was hunting moose with an American client south of Vanderhoof earlier this month when they came upon what he thought was a pile of dirt.
Brooks says behind the mound, roughly 20 metres away, was a bear that suddenly charged at him and his client.
Both men fired off a round each into the ground, and the animal turned around and ran off.
Brooks says he later realized the pile of dirt was a dead moose, and the bear was guarding its kill.
He says the frightful encounter lasted about five seconds.
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