Lake Country residents warned of injured bear with arrow in shoulder

Injured bear on the loose

Lake Country residents are advised to be on the lookout for an injured bear with an arrow in its left shoulder.

WildSafeBC shared a photo of the black bear taken by conservation officers after it was spotted in the Commonage Road and Carrs Landing areas.

The bear was seen Thursday between Charolaise Drive and Terrace View/Juniper Cove, WildSafe says.

"This bear was observed accessing unsecured garbage. Additionally, a sow and yearling cub were observed accessing both garbage and birdseed," the organization says.

"This is a reminder to please store your garbage securely in a garage, shed, bear-resistant enclosure or indoors. Unsecured garbage and other accessible unnatural foods, such as bird feeders and fruit will attract bears, and can lead to conflict situations. In order to help keep the bears and the community safe, please do your part by managing attractants on your property."

For more on attractant management, visit WildSafe's website.

The District of Lake Country advises residents to report sightings to the BC Conservation Officer Service at 1-877-952-7277.

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