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Conservation officers searching for bear in Lake Country with arrow in its shoulder

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June 11, 2021 - 3:17 PM

Conservation officers are searching for an injured bear with an arrow in its shoulder after it was spotted in Lake Country yesterday.

The bear was seen yesterday, June 10, in the Commonage Road area between Charolaise Drive and the Terrace View/Juniper Cove area in Lake Country, according to WildSafeBC Central Okanagan.

The black bear was seen accessing unsecured garbage.

Additionally, a sow and yearling cub were observed accessing both garbage and birdseed in Carrs Landing yesterday.

"This is a reminder to please store your garbage securely in a garage, shed, bear resistant enclosure or indoors. Unsecured garbage and other accessible unnatural foods, such as bird feeders and fruit will attract bears, and can lead to conflict situations," according to WildSafeBC.

WildSafeBC is asking residents to report sightings of the injured bear to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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