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Bear prowling around West Kelowna neighbourhood

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/ Tina Mckenzie Leibel
June 13, 2020 - 3:01 PM

A West Kelowna resident is warning others that a black bear has been spotted in one of the city's neighbourhoods.

Tina Leibel posted images of the bear in a West Kelowna neighbourhood group as it made its way around Bellcourt Road.

READ MORE: Huge spike in bear sightings reported in West Kelowna area

More than 40 bear sightings have been reported within last week alone in the West Kelowna area, according to Wildsafe B.C.’s report. The sightings have even prompted a response from Wildsafe BC on Facebook, calling the sheer number of reports within the last week “unusual.” In Kelowna, the number of sightings are mostly in the Myra Canyon Park area, but at 20 are half of the West Kelowna area.

Meg Bjordal with Wildsafe BC said the organization isn't sure why the reports are up, but it could be more attractants or simply more people at home or in the nearby bush reporting them.


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