Police are warning Saanich residents to be aware after another bear sighting was reported in the municipality.
According to Saanich Police, a black bear was spotted on Wolsey Place in the Ten Mile Point area and was seen headed into Konukson Park.
BC Conservation Service Officers have been notified and Saanich Police and Animal Control are also in the area.
“With four bear sightings in the last 24 hours, all residents of Saanich (and Greater Victoria) should be aware of their surroundings at all times,” said Sgt. Damian Kowalewich.
bearOn Monday, conservation officers had to euthanize an adult black bear in Langford after he was seen repeatedly eating garbage.
When bears get so accustomed to eating food made available by human sources, they lose their fear of human beings, and then cannot be relocated as they find their way back to cities to forage for food.
Residents in B.C. are required by law to lock up their garbage in an enclosure or a garbage container that has locking lids where trash cannot be accessed by wildlife.
Failure to lock up one’s garbage can lead to a $230 fine.
B.C. residents can report all wildlife-human interactions that put the public and animals at risk by calling 1-877-952-7277 (RAPP) or #7277 on the TELUS Mobility Network.
More information about safety measures can be found on the WildSafeBC website.