Bear captured in Port Perry after running loose in residential area


    Durham police, workers from the Ministry of Pure Sources (MNR) and firefighters have efficiently captured a bear that was running loose in a residential area of Port Perry on Friday morning. 

    Crews had been capable of tranquilize the younger bear, which was resting in a tree close to a number of properties on Cochrane Avenue. 

    Police and MNR workers positioned with a internet underneath the tree and caught the bear because it fell. A quick wrestle ensued however they had been capable of seize the animal and safely transfer it to a bear cage.

    Wildlife spottings are widespread in Port Perry, however there was critical concern about how shut this bear was to a residential area full of youngsters. (Martin Trainor/CBC)

    Regardless of not being full grown, officers say the bear weighed round 150 kilos.

    Appearing Responsibility Insp. Don Patrick, with Durham police, stated MNR can be taking the bear to the Aurora workplace, the place it will likely be tagged. MNR officers will then de-stress the bear and funky it down with ice and water, earlier than relocating it to the Bancroft area. 

    Patrick stated that is the third bear he is seen in a residential area in Port Perry in two years. 

    Bear noticed running close to youngsters

    Witnesses notified police simply earlier than 7 a.m. Friday morning of a bear running loose on Ella Avenue, a residential area the place youngsters had been ready to get picked up for camp.

    Police arrived on scene to the bear running across the neighbourhood and shortly after, positioned the bear in a tree.

    Jolanta Kowalski, spokesperson for the Ministry of Pure Sources and Forestry stated that MNR can be centered on ensuring the bear is okay earlier than it’s relocated.



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