Family of bears spotted wandering through residential Surrey – BC
Spring is in the air, and BC’s bears are out of hibernation and on the prowl.
This meant an increase in bear encounters around British Columbia, including a Saturday away from typical wildlife conflict zones on the North Shore and Tri-Cities regions.
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Jason Ahn was in his neighborhood just after noon on Saturday when he spotted the trio of Bruins roaming Fleetwood near 165 Street and 86 Avenue.
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“The only concern for me was that the neighbors were outside and couldn’t see the animals, especially the children next to our house,” Ahn told Global News.
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“The safety of others was the only thing that came to my mind.”
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Global News has requested more information from the BC Conservation Officer Service.
This is the latest in a series of bear encounters in 2021. On Friday, a bear hit a hiker on Mt. Fromme in North Vancouver, leaving him with minor injuries.
In March, a wayward bear made its way to the outskirts of downtown Vancouver before being calmed down and moved.
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