‘She’s not liking people’: B.C. conservation officers warn of bear charging people, vehicles in Kitimat

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Conservation officer says bear likely acting defensively to protect cubs

CBC News Posted: Jun 01, 2017 9:49 PM PT Last Updated: Jun 01, 2017 9:49 PM PT

A conservation officer says the grizzly bear (not pictured) is likely defending its cubs.

bear sow that has charged several people and vehicles in the area.

Terrace-based conservation officer Zane Testawich says authorities have received several calls about the bear, which has two cubs, around the greenbelt of the Kuldo Boulevard extension.

“What’s happening is it’s actually being defensive,” he told Radio Westhost Ayla Ramadan. “When she is protecting her cubs, [charging] is a defensive action she will take.”

Testawich says conservation officers have asked the Village of Kitimaat to mow down vegetation in the greenbelt to remove some of the natural food attracting the bear to the area.

He says conservation officers are reaching out to local residents to inform them about…

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One thought on “‘She’s not liking people’: B.C. conservation officers warn of bear charging people, vehicles in Kitimat

  1. Human really have trouble respecting the boundaries of others – animals’ as well as others of our own species. Back the hell away and leave this poor bear alone before you cause her to be shot because of selfish interests!

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