Bear Sighting on Monday April 1st – Secure Your Garbage

On April 1st, several people reported seeing a large black bear digging through trashcans in the area of the 4600 block of Kerryview Dr. Police attended and found signs of a bear recently being in the area including numerous upturned trash containers.

Police would like to remind people not to approach a bear should they encounter one, and to contact police or conservation if they find a bear in a populated area. Police would also like to remind people to secure their trash cans, and if possible refrain from keeping items in the trash likely to attract bears.

Statistics regarding human interaction rates with black bears in BC can be obtained here:

http://www.env.gov.bc.ca/cos/info/wildlife_human_interaction/docs/PredatorSt atistics2012-13_BlackBear_Feb.pdf

 

Cst. Chris Roberts #224

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