A black bear was left holding the (golf) bag after it approached a golf cart and pulled off a golfer’s bag, dragging it into the bushes despite the golfer’s attempt to thwart the theft.
The incident occurred at Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club in Coquitlam, British Columbia.
The victim was golfer Jerome Gignac, who tried screaming at the bear but to no avail.
“I can’t believe it,” he can be heard saying in the video.
“It came out of the woods, came to our carts, searched through our bags,” Gignac told Global News. “There was no food in any of the golf bags, but for some reason, it picked my bag to pull off the cart.”
The bag was brand new. Fortunately, most of his clubs fell out of the bag as the bear raced off. It looked like his putter, the last remaining club as the bear ran down a bushy ravine, also fell out of the bag.
“It’s not unusual to see bears up here,” Gignac told Global News. “I had one walk across a green one time when I was putting and completely ignore us. My friend Peter and I were playing and the bear just walked right in front of us, across the green.
“But I’ve never seen a bear do something like that.”