Tourist attacked by bear during Alberta vacation wants bruin to live

Torben Lund with daughter, Katrine, and son, Andreas, are pictured during their vacation to...

Torben Lund with daughter, Katrine, and son, Andreas, are pictured during their vacation to Alberta, during which Torben was attacked by a bear in the Canmore area. (Supplied photo/QMI Agency)

Michael Platt, Calgary Sun

, Last Updated: 2:19 PM ET

Leave the bear alone.

 It may not be the message you’d expect from the tourist mildly mauled by the Canmore bruin just days ago, but Torben Lund says the bear shouldn’t be punished for acting like, well, a bear.

“I’m not just some stupid Danish tourist — I’m a biologist, and a conservationist and I’ve been a birdwatcher for 40 years, and I’m not interested in any harm coming to the bear,” said Lund.

“I don’t want it killed or relocated or anything. It was just doing what a bear does, I know that.”

 


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