Black bear cub seen in West Fernie

Sunday March 13th.  A small black bear cub was seen on the North side of  McLeod Avenue in West Fernie on Friday evening.

An early spring has prompted hungry bears to emerge from their dens. It is much easier to keep food away from a wild bear in the first place than it is to teach a bear to stay away from unnatural food that he has learned to enjoy.  Spring is the best opportunity we have to prevent bears from learning bad habits by ensuring that our properties are free of attractants (unsecured garbage, dirty BBQ’s and bird feeders).   If bears get the upper hand early by feeding in our back yards, it will be hard to make them wild again.

Thank you for taking time to remove anything that may attract bears to your property.  Encourage your neighbours to do the same.

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2 thoughts on “Black bear cub seen in West Fernie

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  2. I’m imagining it was a yearling cub. And not this years cub as they are still tiny at this time of year. No sign of momma bear? Did the cub appear like it was starving? 🙁 Now I am worried about its welfare if it had been orphaned over winter.

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