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By Kathy Murray
Recent Wildlife Sightings
• No bear sightings have been reported in Fernie. A great berry crop is enabling our bears to feed on natural food sources. As the summer draws to a close we will start to lose this natural food source for bears. Now is the time to be extra vigilant about managing your garbage and other household attractants so the bears don't shift their attention to urban landscapes.
• Black bear sightings reported on Matevic Road, behind the Causeway Bay Hotel and on Larch Crescent.
• Bear sightings reported at the campground.
• Earmarked white bear seen at Newgate Crescent and Aspen Crescent.
Bears may travel hundreds of miles in search of food. If you have stored your attractants properly, a bear will move on. On the other hand, neglecting to secure easy food sources like garbage or bird seed can create increasingly bold bears.
For more information on keeping wildlife wild and communities safe visit www.wildsafebc.com.