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Posted: July 30, 2015

Grizzly reported near mobile home park

A grizzly bear was reported by Sparwood’s Whispering Winds mobile home park yesterday afternoon (July 29).

The safest wildlife encounter is one prevented. Your best defense is to be aware of wildlife in the area.

Make noise to avoid a surprise encounter (use your human voice, clap hands or two rocks together – especially near running water or in dense brush).

Carry a walking stick (adults can carry Bear Spray in a side holster);

Walk in groups;

Keep dogs leashed and/or under voice control.

If you encounter a bear:



Let the bear know you are human (arms out to side)

Use your voice in a calm, assertive manner.

Back away slowly and allow the bear an escape route

Never turn your back on wildlife

Do not approach or feed wildlife

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