Bear sightings on Anderson rd and behind the Leroux Mansion in Fernie

Wednesday Sept 19. Bears reported on Anderson road and behind the Leroux Mansion in Fernie.

Bear Safety Tips
* Be Aware of the wildlife in the area
* Make Noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice, clap hands or two rocks together – especially near running water or in dense brush)
* Carry a walking stick (adults can carry Bear Spray in a side holster)
* Walk in groups
* Keep dogs leashed
If you encounter a Black Bear:
* STAY CALM
* DO NOT RUN
* Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side)
* Use your voice in a calm, assertive manner.
* Back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route
* Never turn your back on wildlife
* Do not approach or feed wildlife
Report Sightings to 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on cell
For more information on wildlife safety go to http://www.wildsafebc.com
White bears Kristy Anonson 4