On October 19, 2020 just after 4:00 pm the Saanich Police received a report of a bear on a property in the 4700 block of West Saanich Road. The bear had killed one of the homeowners’ livestock, a llama.
Several officers attended and saw the bear as it took off away from the area. BC Conservation Service attended as well in an effort to locate the bear along with police, however, it was not located.
It is believed that this bear is not frightened of humans and will possibly return to the area overnight. Plans are in place to re-attend however if anyone should see a bear in this area please contact the Saanich Police and/or BC Conservation Service.
We are recommending residents to be alert and aware of this latest bear incident and take measures to protect any livestock or pets they may have.