Parks Canada has “destroyed” a black bear that killed a dog on the Wabasso Lake Trail at Jasper National Park. The bear attacked one of the two dogs that were walking off-leash with their owners before carrying the dog into the woods. One of the hikers used bear spray directly into the bear’s face and repeatedly punched the bear on the head, but the bear would not release the dog. According to Parks Canada, the bear's “non-typical” behaviour indicated a habituated bear with an increased chance of having continued negative interactions.