The incident occurred at about 10 a.m. Friday when a man, who was walking his dog, let his dog off its leash about 100 metres from the Cranbrook Hill lookout. The dog started chasing the bear, which then attacked the dog and killed it.
“Bear spray was used and there have been no further sightings of the bear,” according to a Tweet from the BC Conservation Officer Service. “Please use caution and be vigilant.”
The Conservation Officer Service urges everyone enjoying outdoor spaces to use caution and be vigilant. Please take the following into consideration:
- travel in groups
- keep pets on leashes
- make noise
- carry some form of noise maker
- do not feed any wildlife
- carry bear spray
The BCCOS is advising the public to report bear activity to the #RAPP line at 1-877-952-7277.