Port Renfrew, British Columbia A gun cracks through the mist.
"Only one reason to shoot in town," I think, frozen alongside the main road. "Garbage bear. And I bet it's gonna burst out of the bushes right THERE!"
Ten feet in front of me, the understory erupts. A black bear, buttful of buckshot, legs it for deeper forest cover.
Fifty miles of wilderness and I encounter megafauna on tarmac. Figures.