Grizzly Kills Dog In Banff, Areas Closed

Parks Canada News, Bear Hunting Magazine

Update 10/4/2012:
A trail closure due to a grizzly bear in the Skoki area of Banff National Park will likely remain in effect through the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend; through October 8th.

Original News Flash:
Canada officials have closed part of Banff National Park after a grizzly bear attacked and killed a small dog. Some back country campgrounds and the trails in the Skoki Valley area, including Skoki Lodge National Historic Site, have been shut down for the time being.

The attack happened last Thursday when the owner and the Jack Russell terrier, who was leashed, encountered the adult grizzly in the Skoki Valley area near Lake Louise.

Wildlife officials will continue to monitor the bear and its movements over the next few days. Parks Canada asks that visitors consider leaving their dogs at home when hiking in the mountain national parks.

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