Two bear traps have been set on the North Shore over the past couple of days.
One bear trap has been set in West Vancouver for a bear that had been finding food around homes and then entered a property through an unsecured door, said North Shore Black Bear Society.
The second trap is in North Vancouver.
There are multiple bears eating natural foods in the neighbourhoods adjacent to Capilano Regional Park. The bears are supplementing their natural diet with high calorie rewards from accessible garbage and organics carts, bird feeders and unpicked fruit trees, the society said in an update.
“Bears that enter confined spaces, such as homes and garages, are highly unlikely to be relocated and most often will be killed,” the society said.
“Some attitudes we encountered whilst doing education are horrifying to us. Upon refusing to store garbage and organics carts inside their garage one resident told us “its okay, we’ll just ask for a trap like last time,” the society added.
“We must end this cycle of feeding bears and then demanding that they be dealt with.”