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Human-wildlife conflicts

The BC Conservation Officer Service continues to field complaints of wildlife.

Deputy Chief Chris Doyle says since April 1, the C­O­S has received over 23­ hundred human-wildlife conflict reports. He notes that on average every year, they receive 20 ­thousand reports.

Doyle says a recent incident like one in Puntzi Lake ­ where investigations show that a bear attacked a human with the intent to kill ­ is a good reminder to take extra precautions in the wild.

Doyle says it’s important to not approach a bear, take photographs of bears that you see on the side of the highway or feed bears on the side of roadways.

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