A B.C. family is grateful to be alive after waking up to find a hungry grizzly bear feasting in their kitchen.
Mark Traverse of Kimberley, B.C., shot and killed a grizzly bear in his kitchen after the family dog's non-stop barking woke his wife up early on Sunday morning. (Niki Traverse)
When Niki Traverse's small Jack Russell terrier Sid wouldn't stop barking at 5 a.m. Sunday, she knew something was wrong.
"My dog was at our bedroom door going crazy. Losing his mind. I've never heard him bark like that," said Traverse, who lives in the small mountain community with her husband and 13-year-old son. Kimberley is in southeastern B.C.'s Kootenay region.
So she put on her robe and went to see what was going on.
When she stepped in to the kitchen Traverse saw the outline of a large male grizzly bear.
It had pushed in a screen and climbed through a window which the family had left open because of the warm weather.
"It started eating cat food and dog food. Didn't even touch the garbage," she said.
B.C. woman hits moose on way to visit sister who hit moose
Two sisters from the northwestern B.C. community of Kitimat have both had close encounters with moose on the loose.
A month ago, Yvonne Studley, 49, was badly injured when she hit a moose with her vehicle, so last Friday her sister decided to visit her in Vancouver General Hospital.
But sister Connie Everitt, 51, also hit a moose and ended up in hospital.
In the first accident a month ago, Studley was on her way home from a business trip when a moose ran in front of her car.
The animal went through the windshield and landed on her, breaking her wrist, arm and hand, fracturing five of her ribs and causing bleeding in her brain.
The pregnant moose died near the collision.
When Studley came out of her coma, Everitt and her husband Steve decided to visit her.
She and her husband were in two cars last Friday afternoon. Everitt, in the first car, was going around a corner near 70 Mile House, B.C., when she saw “a brown blur.”
“I knew right away it was a moose,” she said. “I slammed on the brakes with both my feet.”
“It was like two explosions.”
She was taken to the hospital in nearby 100 Mile House, B.C., with mostly soft-tissue injuries.
The coincidence of hitting a moose just like her sister “really threw me for a loop.”
“My first thought was, ‘Are the moose going out [on a] hunting season for my family?”’ Everitt said.
Moose are involved in about 8% of all wildlife vehicle collisions, according to the Wildlife Collision Prevention Program’s website.
Read More: http://news.nationalpost.com/news/ca...-who-hit-moose
“I slammed on the brakes with both my feet.”
Typical woman driver.
Am I reading this right? So, the town she hit the moose in was named "70 Mile House" and the hospital was located in "100 mile house"?
I believe there have been multiple people put in the hospital this year because they tried to take selfies with bison at Yellowstone.
Hitchbot Destroyed... You ********! The thing made it across Canada, Germany and the Netherlands lasting forever without incident but couldn't make it two weeks in the USA before some ******* smashes it up.
HitchBOT, a friendly hitchhiking robot that became famous on social media during its travels through Canada and Europe has been destroyed while on a trip across the United States.
“Unfortunately, hitchBOT was vandalized overnight in Philadelphia,” the robot’s creators said in a statement on Saturday. “Sometimes bad things happen to good robots.”
HitchBOT was designed by a team of Canadian researchers as a social experiment to explore the relationship between humans and technology.
McMaster University's David Smith and Ryerson University's Frauke Zeller said they created the robot in an attempt to answer the questions: “Can we trust robots?” and “Can robots trust human beings?”
Smith and Zeller would soon find out.
In 2014, hitchBOT set out from Halifax on a cross-Canada tour that ended in Victoria, B.C. Though there were fears hitchBOT would be destroyed or kidnapped along its unaccompanied trek, the robot reached the West Coast relatively unscathed, thanks to the kindness of strangers who provided rides and sometimes, lodging.
Apart from a tune-up in Toronto and a small crack in the clear plastic part of its head, no medical care was required.
The robot couldn’t move by itself, with the exception of its hitchhiking arm and finger, and was therefore dependent on the goodwill of strangers, Zeller told CTV News Channel in 2014 interview.
Read and see more pictures: http://www.ctvnews.ca/sci-tech/hitch...tour-1.2498653
In Dawson City, Yukon you can order a shot with a human toe in it. Grab yourself a Sour Toe Cocktail.
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