We’re not sure how these black bear cubs got in there… but we’re sure glad some nice humans helped them out!
Two baby bears are back in their natural habitat thanks to BC Conservation officers.
The pair of cubs were tranquillized to sleep so Conservation Officers could safely remove the duo from the dumpster. They were then tagged and released to their mother who was watching from a distance.
The dumpsters did not have any food in them, but authorities are reminding residents that bears are still out there looking for food, and remind homeowners to keep their garbage and other attractants in a secure building until collection day or put their trash in secure containers.
He also said that it’s important that all bins should be tightly closed and recycling items should be washed before they are put in a bin. Bins that contain garbage or recycling should be cleaned.
South Island CO’s rescued two bear cubs trapped in a dumpster at a materials recycling facility today in #sooke . The cubs were ear tagged and reunited with their mother who was patiently watching from afar. CO’s are reminding people that bears are still out looking for food pic.twitter.com/rP1SmXbEva
— BC CO Service (@_BCCOS) December 17, 2018