Bears spotted in residential areas in the City of Kawartha Lakes

Kawartha Lakes OPP Officers and a wildlife technician from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry responded to two concerns regarding black bears in residential areas. 

The first bear was in the Kirkfield area on May 25th and the second bear was in the Hickory Beach area on May 30th. 

In both instances the bears left the area when given the opportunity.

Officials would like to remind residents that most human-bear encounters occur when bears are attracted by smells, so removing potential attractants will help avoid unwarranted visitors.