A parked pickup truck was damaged by a black bear in the South Shuswap; now the BC Conservation Officer Service is involved.
Blind Bay resident Krista White posted the photos of the bear snapped by John Mackie, one of her neighbours, on Facebook. The bear can be seen sitting on the pickup truck’s tonneau cover looking at the photographer before turning around and leaping towards some nearby bushes. White’s post states the bear destroyed the cover over the bed of her husband Ryan’s truck before fleeing. According to White, Mackie said there was a small bear with darker fur nearby when the larger cinnamon-coloured one was on the truck.
White said her neighbour took the pictures at around 8:30 p.m. on May 21 but the bear has been a concern in the neighbourhood for a few weeks now, destroying property and worrying residents. White called the conservation officer service and there is now a live trap placed in her yard.
White said she and her family take all precautions to limit bear attractants including locking up garbage cans and not putting out bird feeders or other food sources.