Trail running is a little bit dangerous because runners will have to face uneven terrain all the time. Also, since the runners are high up on the mountains, they could never tell what wild animal would show up right in front of them. Unfortunately for Reid Roberts, he came face to face with a mother bear.
But this wasn’t the first time that Reid and his trusty pup, Pacer, encountered a bear while on the trail. The first time they got lucky because the bear got spooked by Pacer’s barking and growling. The pup ran after the ursine and luckily, it ran away from them as it didn’t want any trouble from the doggo.
This time, however, it was different. Reid and Pacer ran through their usual route at Forests for the World, a popular park in Prince George, British Columbia. But just moments after they have left the parking lot, they encountered a mother bear along with her two cubs.
The mother bear was only six feet away from Reid, and it didn’t hesitate to attack him. Reid fell on his back and he did his best to kick up at the bear who was clawing at him at this point. Luckily, Pacer was able to distract the ursine who chased the pupper, allowing Reid to gather himself.
But that reprieve didn’t last very long as the bear came back for Reid who hid behind a couple of trees this time. As expected, the Border Collie continued to harass the bear, barking and biting at it. The bear chased the doggo again, but this time, it didn’t come back. Reid pulled out his phone and called his friend Jeff Hunter, but he was unavailable. He then called 911 and arranged to meet them in the parking lot.
When the ambulance got there, Jeff arrived as well, and he told Reid that Pacer was safe. It turned out that the doggo ran two kilometers to Jeff’s home. Not only is this pooch loyal and brave, but he’s incredibly smart too. Reid says that he owes his life to Pacer who is no longer just a pet, but also a hero.
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