Black Bear sight­ing in Orkney area

The Drumheller Mail - - FRONT PAGE - Terri Hux­ley

At ap­prox­i­mately 11:00 a.m. on Fri­day, June 2, a small black bear was found cross­ing a field North West of the Orkney Com­mu­nity Cen­tre.

Al­berta Fish and Wildlife are on the search for the bear and they re­mind the public to be cog­nizant as it makes its way to the Red Deer River.

Videos of the bear were taken by Ricky An­der­sen out by Rum­sey.

The day be­fore, the bear was found near Tol­man Bridge and then wan­dered over to the Orkney area.

Black bears do not typ­i­cally leave the com­fort of the shel­tered for­est.

If un­sure of how to han­dle a sit­u­a­tion in­volv­ing a bear, visit Al­berta BearS­mart on the Govern­ment of Al­berta web­site to find out more. ( http:// aep. al­berta. ca/ recre­ation- public- use/ al­berta-bear-smart/de­fault.aspx)

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