The following photo was submitted by Brooke Ervin. This bear ambled into her backyard on May 29 while the water castles were up and the children running around playing in the water. The humans fled inside, as the black bear crashed their party. The equipment survived.
A bear who has lost its fear of humans has usually been enticed by attractants, which include garbage (put out the night before pickup), compost, bird seed, pet food, and fruit. The best way to save a bear is to encourage your human neighbours to manage their attractants.
- Increased bear sightings, what you need to know, and how to keep bears alive
- Volunteers wanted, for bear safety educational program
- Bear sightings at Potholes, between parking lots 3 and 2
- How bears communicate (Video)
- A sure sign of spring for residents of Sooke is the return of bears.
- Bear in Area signs emerge from hibernation
- Bear conflicts are on the rise
- Recent bear sightings in Sooke
- Wild Wise Sooke sees wildlife management improvements in Sooke
- Wild Wise Sooke’s education program has reduced bear kills by 75% in the last six years
- Wild Wise Sooke reminds SUNRIVER residents to store garbage indoors and manage attractions
- Reminder from Wild Wise Sooke: Bears are emerging from the hills
- Be bear-wise in Sooke: Bear-proof your yard
- First bear destroyed, Wild Wise Sooke urges education
- Be Bear Wise: Wild Wise Sooke suggests spring cleaning, minimize attractants
- Good to Know: How to deal with a surprise encounter with a black bear
- Bear sightings are up in Sooke
- Bear killed near Francis Gardens in Sooke
- Free workshops on composting table scraps while NOT attracting bears (or rats)
- Living harmoniously with wild life in Sooke is the primary objective of the newly established “Wild Wise Sooke”