There has been more bear activity in the Sioux Lookout, Ont., area this spring, according to the OPP. (Sue Mansfield/North American Bear Center/Associated Press) photo
A Winnipeg man had quite a personal encounter with a black bear that dragged him out of an outhouse in a northwestern Ontario campsite over the weekend.The 65-year-old man and his friend, a 63-year-old man also from Winnipeg, were camping and fishing at Dunbar Lake north of Sioux Lookout, Ont., when the attack took place early Saturday morning, according to Ontario Provincial Police.
"The male was in the outhouse and was startled by this bear," Sgt. David Pinchin of the Sioux Lookout OPP told CBC News on Tuesday.
"The bear reached in and grabbed him by the arm and dragged him out and proceeded to bite him and slash at him."
Pinchin said the victim suffered a bite in the back of his head and several scratches on his head, neck and arms.
However, the bear did not fare so well in the encounter. Police say the man's friend heard the commotion and came to the rescue by shooting and killing the bear.
The victim was treated for non-life threatening injuries at hospital in Sioux Lookout and released.
Sioux Lookout is located about 430 kilometres east of Winnipeg.Read here.