The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has issued a warning after a grizzly bear was seen—yet again— in a residential neighborhood in Squamish.
A trap has also been set and COS is monitoring the situation.
This is the third time in the last few months that grizzly bears have been seen roaming the residential neighborhood in Squamish.
District of Squamish said the grizzly was seen in Brackendale.
Multiple reports from residents described a grizzly bear that was active in the evening hours after dark.
Residents in Squamish are being urged to take all necessary precautions and guidance, especially for Halloween night.
Parents should accompany their children when trick or treating, and travel in groups, district says, and wooded areas need to be avoided.
Please report all sightings to the 24/7 RAPP line at 1.877.952.7277.
Conservation Officer Service Sergeant Simon Gravel had said last month that grizzly sightings in town are an important reminder that the Upper Squamish Valley is home to approximately 59 grizzly bears.
As their population thrives, future sightings can be expected, he said.
The first grizzly was seen in Squamish on September 10, with the second sighing on September 27.
The Conservation Officer Service (COS) safely relocated that grizzly bear, a mature male between 20 and 30 years old, weighed approximately 700 pounds.
The bear was deemed to be in good health for his age, and relocation back into the wild was a viable option, COS said.