A four-year-old male black bear was shot and killed by a conservation officer on Tuesday when it returned for a second helping of food from a West Vancouver home’s freezer.
The bear was one of two that had broke through a door to get into the garage of the British Properties home in search of a snack. The homeowners called West Vancouver Police who used the air horns on their vehicles to frighten the bears away into a nearby wooded area.
However, as the conservation officer was in the process of installing a trap near the broken doorway, one of the bears returned to the property.
The bear, aggravated by the presence of people, came close to where workers were installing a temporary door, causing concerns for their safety. With no other available choices, the conservation officer shot and killed the bear.
Image: West Vancouver Police
With bears becoming increasingly active this time of year, WVP have suggested a series of “Bear Safety Basics” to be followed;
Bear sightings can be reported directly to the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.
Featured Image: Black Bear via Shutterstock