Mountain biker was bluff charged by a grizzly bear on Swine flu trail in Fernie

A mountain biker was bluff charged by a grizzly bear just past the bench on the way back down on Swine Flu trail early Saturday morning.  This is normal defensive behaviour when a bear is surprised at close range.  Remember to make noise to warn wildlife of your presence, especially around blind corners and areas where the line of sight is poor.

There have also been many reports of people dumping carcasses and animal remains by multi use trails. Animal remains can be taken to the RDEK transfer stations free of charge. They must be split up and bagged and taken to household garbage. Large carcasses and hides must be taken to Sparwood and there is a $25 tipping fee.bcWildSafe_180x120

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