Early Wednesday morning, a black bear was spotted roaming the parking lot of Coquitlam Centre Mall.
Tweets sent by eyewitnesses started to appear around 10:30 a.m. Twitter user Eric Bell (@ericwbell) took numerous photos of the bear who was spot roaming the parking lot around 10:30 a.m.
RCMP and Conservation Officers are now in the area searching for the bear.
— ScanBC (@ScanBC) September 11, 2013
According to Bell, the bear attempted to cross the road and several cars stopped to allow it too.
The bear appeared to be leisurely roaming the parking lot and according to Bell, it did not appear to be looking for food or a garbage bin.
It’s likely the bear wandered into adjacent green space.
Photos: @EricWBell via Twitter