Grizzly bear sighting update for Park Lane Fernie

Grizzly bear sightings in the Park Lane area were reported to the Conservation Officers first thing yesterday, May 27.  It has been confirmed that the brown colored bear is indeed a black bear, not a grizzly bear.  Brown colored black bears are often mistaken for grizzly bears.  Refer to the pictures in this post to help you tell the difference between black and grizzly bears.  However, whether it is a black or grizzly bear, please make make every effort possible to bear-proof your property.  Bears accessing garbage and bird feeders may result in human/wildlife conflict.

grizzly traits

black bear traits

 

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