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iN VIDEO: Bear caught on camera snooping through Juniper Ridge backyard in Kamloops

A black bear was captured on surveillance cameras getting up close to the back door of a home in Juniper Ridge over the Mother's Day weekend in Kamloops. The homeowner says bear sightings in the area are common.
Image Credit: Kristin Overton
May 14, 2019 - 5:30 PM

KAMLOOPS — A Kamloops woman is sharing footage her surveillance cameras captured of a black bear hanging around her backyard this past weekend.

Kristin Overton, who lives on Similkameen Place in Juniper Ridge, is warning others of bears in the area after finding out how close a bear was to her back door this past weekend. Despite always keeping her garbage bins inside, Overton says bear sightings near their home is not uncommon.

The city's Bear Smart bylaw has been in effect since April 1. The bylaw requires residents to store their garbage and recycling in a garage or study shed until 4 a.m. on collection days.

Some other tips the city offers to reduce attracting bears to your yard include: storing pet food indoors, keeping barbecues clean and removing bird feeders from May to November.

For more information on bear safety go here.

Watch the video below to view the footage of a black bear entering a Juniper Ridge backyard.

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