Nelson Police Department is asking the public to take extra caution when walking the Nelson-Salmo Great Northern Trail after a local man was charged by a young grizzly bear Wednesday evening.
The incident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. Wednesday (April 26) on the Great Northern Trail between Stanley Street entrance and the Nelson Cemetery.
The man was walking along the trail talking on a cell phone when a young grizzly bear charged at the man.
The man stopped as the bear charged again.
The bear stopped before running off into the bushes.