On Friday, April 6, the Conservation Officer Service (COS) captured and destroyed the bear that attacked a woman in Bayshores on April 1. The bear had been reported in various areas of the valley though out the week, and was reported in Alpine Meadows on Friday morning accessing residential compost and behaving aggressively toward residents.
Due to the level of habituation, food conditioned behaviour and repeated aggressive behaviour the bear was considered to be a serious threat to public safety.
The bear was a mature male approximately 20 years old that had been captured and relocated from Whistler village in 2016. An Alpine Meadows resident was fined by the COS for unsecured attractants in relation to the incident.
All traps that were placed to capture this bear are in the process of being removed.
The COS continues to urge the public to secure every attractant, never approach a bear and report sightings to the provincial RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277 or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network.