|Pincher Creek Peace Officer John Herasemluk|
T. Lucas file photo
Fish and Wildlife, Town Bylaw and RCMP worked together again to deal with the situation. This time the assessment was that tranquilizing the bear would put it and the officers at risk. The area was cordoned off for safety and monitored. The bear later moved away from town of its own accord.
"It's been a crazy week for wildlife," said Herasemluk, who speculated the bear had no intention of going through a inhabited area and was possibly just following the creek bed. "Waterways are a highway for wildlife."
Look twice before attempting to climb a tree, kids.
"This was my first bear of the year, and to get two in one day..."
Any sightings of bears or other wildlife should be reported to Fish and Wildlife.
Black bear removed from tree in Pincher Creek
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