A community member has reported a defensive black bear at the panning reserve downstream from the Thompson River where it meets the Fraser.
At this time of year, bears are entering a phase of hyperphagia, an increased period of feeding to fatten up before hibernation.
TIPS FOR STAYING BEAR AWARE
– Don’t leave food in your car.
– Make noise and give bears lots of space.
Report human-wildlife conflict to the BC Conservation Officer Service: 1-877-952-RAPP (7277).