Bear reported chasing a biker and dog and bears accessing garbage in Sparwood Heights

A biker and dog were chased by a bear last night on Hickory Crescent and bears have been reported accessing garbage on Pinyon Crescent in Spawood Heights.

Sparwood is wildlife country.   Keep wildlife wild and people safe

At home:  Lock up garbage until collection day, clean up fruit trees, BBQ’s and bring in bird feeders.

 We live in wildlife habitat. Be aware of your surroundings and respectful of the environment.  If you observed dangerous wildlife

  • accessing garbage or other human supplied food sources
  • that cannot be scared off
  • a bear, cougar or wolf seen in an urban area

Call the Conservation Officer Service Report All Poachers and Polluters (RAPP) 24 hr hotline on 1-877-952-7277. This allows officers to identify current hot spot locations and work with both residents and wildlife to encourage use of natural habitats and food sources before wildlife becomes habituated and/or a safety concern.

For more information on keeping communities’ safe and wildlife wild please visit www.wildsafebc.com, or follow us on Facebook WildSafeBC Elk Valley.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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