Bear sighting
(File photo)

Saanich police are warning residents after a bear was reported near Claremont Secondary School Sunday night.

In a release, police said they received a report around 8 p.m. of a non-aggressive bear sighting in the 4000-block of Haliburton Terrace.

The bear was reported as having been last seen in the 4000-block of Highgate Road.

Saanich Police patrol units searched the area but were unable to locate the animal.  The BC Conservation Officer Service was advised of the reported sighting.

While the bear is not showing signs of aggression, it is advised to be extra vigilant of your surrounding, your kids and pets.

“Area residents, parents of children who may be playing in the area and people visiting
are advised to be aware of this sighting,” the release said.

Residents who spot bears in urban settings should report it to BC Conservation at 1-877-952.7277.

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