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There's a bear in our back yard

Postby 1933-1939 » Oct 30th, 2012, 6:06 pm

We live in Summerland and we had a bear in our back yard. it's a black bear but not very big. Must be a baby from last year. We live in town and this is the first bear I have seen here, in town. Pretty exciting for us... Poor thing must have been hungry.. :200: :goodnight:
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby 1933-1939 » Oct 30th, 2012, 6:18 pm

Poor thing that's not nice to do... He is sooo cute and small!!
I know they don't stay small but now he/she is still cute... :smt114 :smt117
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby Queen K » Oct 30th, 2012, 6:47 pm

A fed bear is a dead bear.

Call Animal control and get it relocated.
Please stop bragging on facebook about how great the Okanagan is right now, or they'll want to move here.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby OnTheRoadAgain » Oct 30th, 2012, 10:43 pm

^^^^^absolutely!^^^^^
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby Corneliousrooster » Oct 31st, 2012, 7:32 am

Queen K wrote:Call Animal control and get it relocated.


I called a couple of months ago when I had a bear in my yard in summerland (I live pretty central too, so it was "in town") They took all my info and told me they don't do anything unless it is behaving in a threatening manner. The one I reported was a big one. Was a little surprised by the response, but it did move on and I have not seen it since.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby zzontar » Oct 31st, 2012, 8:08 am

If most people realized how often bears come down into the orchards at night the phones would be ringing off the hook at the Fish and Wildlife department. If the bears wanted confrontations there would have been many by now.
They say you can't believe everything they say.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby CTF » Oct 31st, 2012, 9:35 am

Queen K wrote:A fed bear is a dead bear.

Call Animal control and get it relocated.


Those are wise words.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby 1933-1939 » Oct 31st, 2012, 10:47 am

They were called yesterday, but nothing was done about it. This morning we saw a truck pulling a small trailer with a big sign on it saying: 'LIFE BEAR INSIDE.". Guess more people saw it and the right person phoned in,....Pretty scary kids walking to school this morning.. Hopefully they will catch it alive and move it out of town. :2305:
Happy"halloweeing" tonight to all our cute little kiddies.. and some older once as well.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby gecko_ » Nov 4th, 2012, 8:08 pm

From my experience and contact with animal control when you call and have them come and take a bear, its to be destroyed. I was told by an animal control officer studies show that relocation does no good, they just come back. Whether I believe those studies or not is my own opinion but next time if you have the bears best interest at heart, inquire further with animal control before you do something. And yes of course when its a matter of safety you must do what you must.
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby Gilchy » Nov 7th, 2012, 5:46 pm

I've had one eating my grapes in the Mission in Kelowna. They hang around at night and disappear, I guess. Thought about calling F&W, but I haven't seen it since. :shrug:
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Re: There's a bear in our back yard

Postby acidrain » Nov 7th, 2012, 10:33 pm

If you report a bear eating garbage or acting aggressively to the Conservation office they will often trap and kill it.

6 bears have already been killed in Peachland in 2012: http://www.kelownadailycourier.ca/front-page-news/aggressive-bears-killed.html
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