Elderly couple fends off bear attack

November 26, 2012 - British Columbia - An elderly couple survived a bear attack in rural British Columbia, and authorities are hunting for the animal.

The attack, near the southeastern city of Kimberley, apparently happened Sunday while a husband and wife were out on an afternoon walk, Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson Sgt. Laurie Jalbert said.

The woman was walking in front when she encountered a brown bear and cubs who were near a dead deer.

The bear turned on the woman, Jalbert said, and her husband tried to help her. The bear then turned on him and began attacking him, then turned back to her. Full report