After the recent tragedy at Suncor, I was interviewed by CTV Calgary. Watch the video (scroll to 2:00 minutes mark).
John Martin of FOX21 News writes about a Colorada neighbourhood that recently had a visit from a bear. Continue reading Bear Aware in Colorado
Mike Orlando of the Floria Fish and Wildlife Commission demonstrates new bear-proof garbage containers, along with Laurie Macdonald of Defenders of Wildlife. Continue reading Install bear-proof garbage dumpsters, bear problem goes away
Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks video of a grizzly bear encountering an electrified floor mat.
Residents of Vancouver had a wilderness encounter when a bear hitched a ride on a garbage truck. A conservation officer said the bear likely began the adventure in a dumpster. It was tranquilized and later returned to the wild. (Dec. 13) (The Associated Press) Continue reading VIDEO: Bear hitches ride on garbage truck
Black bears are expanding their range in search of food, which is readily available in the suburbs in the form of outdoor trash, bird seed and pet food. Continue reading Suburban bear sightings on the rise
A 36-kilogram cougar that had been tracked by provincial authorities for weeks has been put down in Kananaskis Country after it lunged at a six-year-old girl hiking with her family. Continue reading Cougar tracked, killed after attack on six-year-old girl
Check out this amazing time lapse video of a year in Banff. Continue reading [VIDEO] A Wild Year: time lapse of Banff
The Canadian Press VICTORIA – A man is in hospital in serious condition following a grizzly attack in northern B.C.
A spokeswoman for the Vancouver Island Health Authority says the attack happened in Oweekeno, about 480 kilometres northwest of Vancouver along the province’s rugged Central Coast.
Anya Nimmon says the man was flown to Victoria General Hospital.
The attack comes as a Lillooet, B.C. community awaits autopsy results that will show whether a woman found dead near her home, in the provincial Interior, was killed by a black bear.
In two recent but unrelated incidents, Mounties were forced to shoot a bear that killed two alpacas in Kamloops and conservation officers killed another that wandered too close to Victoria’s downtown core.
This story perfectly illustrates the sad fact that “a fed bear is a dead bear.” If you feed them, they become habituated to humans and eventually there is an encounter…and almost always bears lose out. Very sad.
The consequences of humans feeding bears Continue reading A fed bear is a dead bear
There were no warning signs in place when a man was killed by a grizzly bear in Wyoming that had been tranquilized. Continue reading Grizzly attack in Wyoming