May 24, 2016 - 9:47 AM
KELOWNA – Hikers, watch your picnic baskets: A bear was spotted at Knox Mountain Park recently.
A release from the City of Kelowna does not say where the bear was seen, what kind of bear it was or when the sighting happened but warns hikers to be on the lookout.
“People should respect bears by anticipating and avoiding encounters with them whenever possible,” the release says. “Stay alert while enjoying natural parks. Travel in groups when possible, make noise and keep dogs leashed and on the trails. Bears can be aggressive, especially when defending their food or their cubs. If encountering a bear, reduce potential conflicts by staying well away from the animal.”
Signs are in place at the popular hiking spot warning visitors to use caution.
Residents who feel threatened by a wild animal should notify either the Conservation Office at 1-877-356-2029 or the RCMP at 250-762-3300.
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