The Conservation Officer Service (COS) is urging the public to be advised that the RCMP and the COS responded to a bear attack on Sunday April 1 at around 8:30 p.m.
A large black bear with a yellow ear tag was accessing garbage on Clifftop Lane in Millers Pond when a female resident exited her property and encountered the bear, which charged her and injured her leg. The injuries were considered minor and were a result of the bears claws.
COS located the male black bear on Sunday evening, but it was not possible to remove it at the time. Three traps have been set and there are two COS officers staged in Whistler until further notice.
Due to the level of habituation, food conditioned behaviour and repeating aggressive behaviour, the bear is considered to be a serious threat to public safety. COS will conduct further patrols and utilise every resource available to remove the bear.
COS is asking the public to secure all attractants, never approach bears and report sightings to the RAPP line: 1-877-952-7277