(Image / Conservation Officer Services Facebook page)

A Victoria man who took photos of himself feeding timbits to a bear last year is being charged with unlawfully feeding wildlife.

Earlier this week, B.C.’s Conservation Officer Service released the charges for Randy Scott and his companion Megan Hiltz on their Facebook page.

“During the summer of 2017, BCCOS in the Peace region received complaints regarding individuals posting pictures on social media of bears being unlawfully fed,” said the Conservation Officer Service’s Facebook post. “Yesterday charges were laid under the BC Wildlife Act concerning this matter.”

The Wildlife Act prohibits the feeding of wild animals, especially dangerous wildlife like bears, cougars, and wolves.

Scott and Hiltz are scheduled to appear in Court on November 5th, in Nelson.

Previously, in 2013, Scott was also charged with dangerous driving after a video was posted of a motorcycle speeding nearly 300 km/h in Victoria. While the video accumulated hundreds of thousands of views, the rider’s helmet was never removed, and Scott was eventually acquitted for the charge after police could not prove he was the rider.

In 2015, he was caught driving 150 – 160 km/h in an 80 km/h area, and his 2005 lamborghini was seized.

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