A late-night encounter with a thin and hungry polar bear in the northern Quebec community ofIvujivik in early March was a nightmare-inspiring event.
Reported this morning by NunatsiaqOnline (Nunavik community receives some unwelcome guests, 28 March 2017), the thwarted polar bear attack at the edge of Hudson Bay was the fourth defense kill this year (and the second this month) after a large number of bear sightings by residents this winter.
Here is what happened to Ivujivik resident Manu Qaunnaaluk and her six year old daughter Deseray as they walked home about 11 pm after a community event:
“When we were almost home, we heard some dogs start barking out of nowhere,” she said. “It sounded really serious.”
The pair was…
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