Woman gets close to bear on highway
LABRADOR CITY, N.L. — A woman driving through Labrador had a close encounter with a curious bear who appears to be making the rounds in the area.
Lisa Baikie was driving on route 500 from Labrador City to Goose Bay on Sunday when she noticed a bear on the side of the road.
She pulled over to take pictures of the animal and show her children, when the bear walked up to the passenger side of her car and popped up against the window. A video she took shows the bear — swarmed by mosquitoes ± staring directly into the car and sniffing at the window before walking around to the back. Baikie says she was there for about 10 minutes before leaving, with the bear remaining on the road as it watched her drive away. On her Facebook page, people commented that they had seen a similar looking bear in the same area.