ORILLIA, ONT.—A woman riding her bike near the woods northwest of Orillia, Ont., is the latest person in that part of the province to be chased by a bear.
Police say the woman dialed 911 on a cellphone while still riding as the bear weighing about 135 kilograms — or 300 pounds — charged toward her from the tree line.
She flagged down a passing motorist, ditched her bike, and climbed inside the car as the bear ran off.
Late last month, a man was sent to hospital after being mauled by a bear north of Orillia.
And another man was able to speed off on his ATV when a bear charged him in the same area.