Monday September 15, 2014. Grizzly and black bear sightings on Fernie trails. A grizzly and cubs were seen at the base of Lazy Lizard, black bears seen at the base of Hedonism, by the waterfall at the Mt Fernie campground, by the skate park in town, Anderson road and on the dike trail in West Fernie.
A grizzly bear was reported killing an alpaca and going after free range chickens on Savory Road. Black bears accessing garbage on Michel Creek Road.
A brown colored black bear, reported as a grizzly getting into garbage on Galbraith Drive, Aspen crescent and Almond Crescent.
Keep our wildlife wild and your family safe, remove attractants (garbage, clean up fruit trees and other attractants) and bears will move on. Encourage your neighbours to do the same. The end result will be a cleaner and safer neighbourhood for people and wildlife.
If you encounter a Bear: Stay Calm and do not run. Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side) and use your voice in a calm, assertive manner. Never turn your back on wildlife, back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route. Do not approach or feed wildlife.
For more information on wildlife safety go to www.wildsafebc.com