Black bear sighting on Phat Bastard trail in Fernie

biking in bear countryFriday noon. A small black bear was just seen towards the top of phat bastard trail in Fernie.

Stay safe and keep bears wild. Make noise to warn wildlife of your presence, watch for signs of wildlife activity (claw marks, tracks, and fresh scat), travel in groups in daylight, do not litter on trails, carry bear spray and know how to use it, keep dogs on leash and/or under voice control.

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