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Fernie bears are emerging from their dens. A Grizzly bear visited a home in the Mount Proctor area this past weekend and a bear was seen in the Coal Creek area.

The warmer temperatures has prompted hungry bears to emerge from their dens. It is much easier to keep food away from a wild bear than it is to teach a bear to stay away from unnatural food that it has learned to enjoy. Spring is the perfect opportunity for us to prevent bears from developing feeding habits that can lead to their destruction.

Last year several Fernie bears were destroyed because of human behaviour. The bears numbers are decreasing, lets be smart and eliminate our errors. You can prevent the destruction of bears by ensuring that your property is free of attractants (unsecured garbage, dirty BBQ’s and bird feeders). If bears begin the season feeding on human food, they will end up being destroyed.

Wildsafe BC thanks you for taking time to remove anything that may attract bears to your property. Please encourage your neighbours to do the same.

For more information go to www.wildsafebc.com

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