A big stick. . . .

From The Province:

_“She put me down twice. I knew if she put me down again, chances are I wouldn’t get up,” Jim West, 45, said Tuesday.

“It wasn’t fight or flight. It was live or die. . . .”

Grabbing a nearby stick that was about eight centimetres in diameter and a 1.5 metres long, West turned to see the bear running at him.

He lifted the stick just as she came up on him, hitting her smack-dab between the ears.

“She stopped in her tracks. I had stunned her and she shook her head.

“My mind immediately turned to driving in 10-inch spikes with a sledgehammer and I hit her until I crushed her skull,” he said._