Motorists urged to use road sense and not cause ‘bear jams’ on B.C. roadways

Conservation officers are warning drivers of dopey, hungry bears emerging from hibernation.

Bears across British Columbia are emerging from hibernation and the BC Conservation Officer Service says they are hungry and will stop anywhere for a snack.

Deputy chief Chris Doyle says roadsides are a favourite spot for bears, but he says that can be risky for the animals and motorists.

He urges drivers to give the bears room, but not to stop to watch.

He says stopping creates what he calls “bear jams” on roadways, increasing the potential for collisions or harm to the bears.

Doyle also reminds residents to ensure garbage, dog food, bird seed or other attractants are stored in bear-proof containers or buildings.

He says the conservation service always receives an increase in bear-human conflict calls at this time of year.

 

The Canadian Press

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