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Black bear without travel documents stopped at Canada-U.S. border

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Canadian Border Services Agency
November 04, 2020 - 7:00 PM

A pushy bear surprised Canadian border guards today as it tried to get across without any of the proper travel documents.

"A traveller sought entry for essential reasons, but had no travel documents," according to a Canadian Border Services Agency Facebook post today, Nov. 4. 

"After a forceful attempt on its part to cross the border, our officers moved quickly to apprehend and transfer it to the Smithers' Northern Lights Wildlife Society for the winter."

The black bear can be seen poking its head near the a window at the border crossing between Stewart, B.C. and Hyder, Alaska, and crawling up a sign.

Restrictions on non-essential travel between Canada and the United States have been extended until at least Nov. 21. The restrictions do not apply to those providing essential services in either country, including trade shipments and cross-border workers.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has said the restrictions won't be lifted until there's clear evidence the pandemic is easing in the United States.

Image Credit: FACEBOOK/Canadian Border Services Agency

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