Woman Biker Killed by Black Bear at Panorama

This happened on mountain bike trails near Panorama Resort, in British Columbia. TransRockies, which takes place in just 17 days, will be starting at Panorama Resort. If there was any question about how serious we have to take the wildlife in that part of North America, this should erase all doubts.

PANORAMA, B.C. - A young woman found dead on a biking trail near Panorama mountain village -- who was apparently stalked and killed by a black bear -- had just returned from a trip around the world. A bear was found guarding the body of Robin Kochorek, 31, on Sunday about 12 hours after the Calgary woman was reported missing from a cycling trip.

A Columbia Valley RCMP officer shot and killed the bear. The woman's injuries were consistent with a bear attack, but police aren't sure the bear they shot is the one that killed Ms. Kochorek, who had recently moved to Windermere, B.C., near the Alberta border, where her family lives.

Link to the full story here. (you may need to scroll down to read it).

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