Mama bear and cubs stop traffic at SFU

Jul 26 2016, 12:09 am

The first day of baby bear summer school?

A black mama bear and her two cubs were snapped Monday morning crossing the street outside Simon Fraser University in Burnaby.

Twitter user @DeeVandera took the photo, which was posted by @SFU

The sighting comes only weeks after a black bear was photographed hanging around the SFU sign – also on a Monday.

These bears know how to get up bright and early to start the week, it seems.

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Black bear season is in full swing in areas like Burnaby and the North Shore. The West Vancouver Police Department has these suggestions for those who live in bear-heavy areas:

  • Put your garbage curb side the day of pickup, never the night before
  • Store garbage in your house, garage, or shed
  • Keep your garbage as odour-free as possible
  • Freeze particularly smelly items like meat trays and chicken bones
  • Keep diapers inside
  • Remove bird feeders until the winter
  • Keep your barbecue clean
  • Pick fruit from trees as soon as it’s ripe and remove fallen fruit on the ground
  • Turn compost to reduce smells and keep a lid on it
  • Keep pet food inside
  • Keep refrigerators and freezers inside

And in the case of this particular bear family, hide all your textbooks!

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