North Vancouver cyclist T-bones bear as wildlife encounters becoming worrisome
As Lower Mainland residents flock to the outdoors during the recent stretch of sunny weather, wildlife experts are warning people to remain vigilant about bears and other wildlife.
Bear sightings have already surpassed previous records, with 430 reports made to WildSafe B.C. since the start of the year.
“A lot of people are calling us worried about their kids or their pets,” said Armaan Chanana, a program coordinator with the organization.
The North Shore Black Bear Society says collisions involving wildlife can occur on mountain bike trails, especially if riders are fast and quiet.
The non-profit is encouraging cyclists to make more noise — particularly around corners — to reduce the likelihood of surprise encounters.
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