A black bear was injured after being struck by two vehicles on Highway 99 in West Vancouver. The bear ran off into a nearby green space with visible serious injuries.
Meanwhile, Conservation Officers have been dispatched to find the bear. North Shore Black Bear Society said this is a reminder that bears are still active across the North Shore and many are showing no signs of slowing down.
“Please help to reduce bear activity in urban areas by keeping your garbage in a secure area until the morning of collection. Please do not put up bird feeders. Bird feeders contain thousands of calories & are a strong bear attractant. These unnatural food sources keep bears active in residential areas where they are at risk of being hit by cars or killed for spending time close to our homes,” the society said.
In October, a male bear was killed after being struck by a vehicle on Capilano Road. The bear was reported to the black bear society by pedestrians and was removed with great care and respect by district staff, said Christine Miller, the president of the society.
“Every year on the North Shore bears are killed on our roads. When we leave bear attractants around our properties we increase the chances of bears being in urban areas, where they can be severely injured, orphaned or killed by cars,” the society said.
Please report all North Shore bear activity to: northshorebears.com/reportit