The photo on the left shows a pair of bear cubs playing on a local lawn last Tuesday. The cubs have been spotted roaming around the Point almost every morning over the past week or two. It is not uncommon for bears to visit the community at this time of year, and it makes it all the more important to take precautions to ensure that these wild animals don’t linger and become a nuisance. Among other things, that means not putting your garbage outside until garbage day, keeping your BBQ clean after you’ve grilled dinner on it, and taking your bird feeders down or removing the bird seed.
The Ministry of Natural Resources (MNR) has been made aware of these two scoundrels. The MNR is very relectant to trap and relocate young cubs, and they will not come unless they start to pose a serious problem. There is an unconfirmed report that a third bear has been spotted as well. This one might be the mother. Please contact us if you have seen all three together. You can submit a comment to this post or simply send me an email at [email protected].
Bears can be dangerous, so please do not interact with them, approach them, and definitely do not feed them. If you’d like to report the bears to the MNR bear reporting line, you can call them at 866-514-2327. For emergencies, dial 911.