The Wild Wise team has been busy busy trying to keep up with all the bear activity recently. You can do your part by securing your garbage in a shed or garage until the morning of collection. If you do not have access to one of these options, ask your waste removal company about a bear-resistant bin.
This week’s bear hot spots include the following areas. Neighbours in these areas are urged to be extra vigilant at properly managing their attractants:
- 1600 Dufour Road
- Whiffin Spit Road
- 6600 block of Sooke Road
- Nordin Road
- 6700 West Coast Road
This time of the year, bears are actively trying to fatten up for hibernation. They will not hibernate if they still feel there is enough “food” around to sustain them through the winter. Garbage is the #1 reason why bears may not hibernate.
Sooke, let’s make sure we do our part to reduce accessible garbage and help make sure these bears stay out of mischief!
Sam Webb – Community Coordinator
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