Residents of Surrey’s Guildford neighbourhood have been advised to keep an eye out for any unexpected wildlife visitors, after a black bear was reportedly seen in the area this afternoon.
Just after 3 pm, the BC Conservation Officer Service (BCCOS) tweeted about the sighting.
In light of the incident, BCCOS also advised residents in the neighbourhood to keep their garbage “locked” or “inside.”
Thus far, no further follow-up tweets or statements have been issued by the BCCOS, but officials are reminding people that should they see any wildlife, to call the RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.
Surrey CO’s would like to advise of a black bear in the Guildford area. Surrey residents please keep your garbages locked or inside. Please call the RAPP Line if you see it at 1-877-952-7277. pic.twitter.com/4VqDIwmdS1
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) June 25, 2018
There have been other reports (and footage) bears within other city limits in the past couple of weeks as well.