Coquitlam: A recent encounter with a bear has prompted the local Mounties to issue an advisory.

In the evening of March 19th, a bear visited a house in the 300 block of Hickey Drive causing an area resident to call the police. The three year-old bear roamed around the front of the house and ate from a bird feeder before wandering off into the darkness of the green belt at the back of the house.

Now that spring has sprung and the warmer weather is here to stay, we are reminding area residents to properly manage bear attractants – such as bird feeders, fruit trees and compost containers – near their homes, said Corporal Jamie Chung. These are some very basic steps we can all take to prevent bears from foraging in our neighbourhoods.

Visit External link, opens in a new windowBear Aware for more information on reducing human-bear conflict.