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.
For more information go to www.wildsafebc.com