Huron County OPP say while its not frequent, black bear sightings are still something residents can encounter when out and about.
With a return of warmer weather, OPP are providing tips when it comes to bear sightings from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
The district has a history with black bears as dispersing bears can at times enter the district of Aylmer-Guelph.
The Ministry provides two courses of action when you encounter a bear;
- Enters a school yard during school hours
- Wanders into a public gathering
- Stalks people or lingers at the site
- Kills livestock/pets and lingers at site
- Enters or tries to enter a residence
In an emergency situation call 911
- Is in a tree
- Roams around or checks garbage cans
- Pulls down a bird feeder/knocks a BBQ over
- Breaks into a shed where garbage or food is
- Moves through a yard or field but does not linger
In a non emergency situation contact the Ministry’s BearWise reporting line at 1-866-514-2327.