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Black Bear Spotted Roaming The Streets Of Surrey’s Guildford Area

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While it isn’t uncommon to spot a black bear in the mountains of British Columbia, it is quite rare to spot one wandering residential streets in Metro Vancouver.

With being said, that’s exactly what one small bruin has been up to over the course of the past few days.

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The BC Conservation Officer tweeted about the animal’s whereabouts in Surrey’s Guildford area on June 25th. They instructed residents to keep garbages locked or inside, and contact the RAPP line if the bear was seen.

Black Bear in Surrey

Sadly, the bear met its fatal end on Wednesday, June 27th. Conservation officers determined that the predator was at risk of causing harm to the local community.

“At one point, the bear was on the grounds of Harold Bishop Elementary while students were in class. Officers set up a bear trap but the bear wouldn’t go in the trap. Police officers were also at the scene and used their siren in an attempt to startle the bear, but it didn’t respond,” reports The Province.

The last Surrey bear sighting was in 2013; however, there have been numerous sightings in other areas of the Lower Mainland, such as the Fraser Valley.


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