Wildlife Alert – Defensive Black Bear sow with cubs in Cheakamus Community, surrounding trails and roadways
The Conservation Officer Service (COS) has received a report of a defensive black bear with cubs who has bluff charged members of the public in the Cheakamus area.
A bluff charge is when a bear charges towards you, but stops before making contact. If you encounter a bluff charge, stand your ground, speak in a calm but firm voice and back away slowly.
By keeping dogs on leash and maintaining a distance of 100 meters (or 7 school busses) from bears at all times, we can keep our community members and bears safe.
Please report bear sightings by phoning the BC Conservation Officer Service (COS) at 1-877-952-7277. Early reporting allows the COS to assess situations and help keep people safe from wildlife conflict and our bears safe and wild.
The COS and RMOW thank the community for their cooperation.