ByWard Market Bear shipped to new home

The ByWard Market bear is adjusting to life in its new home in Lanark.

NCC Conservation Officers transported the black bear to a Lanark area forest after removing it from a backyard on St. Patrick Street Thursday morning.

Ottawa Police received calls about the wayward bear spotted in the popular tourist district around 3 a.m. Witnesses say it took a bite out of a container full of used cooking oil behind a bar.

The bear was eventually contained in a tree behind homes on St. Patrick St until conservation officers arrived.

It was tranquilized and placed in a cage, before the road trip out to Lanark.

On Twitter, the NCC said the 18-month-to-2-year-old bear was in excellent shape when he was released."  The juvenile male now wears a yellow earring to identify him in case he is recaptured.

The #BywardBear was in excellent shape when he was released. He’s now in the Lanark area forest. The juvenile male of about 70 kg now wears a yellow earring to identify him in case he is recaptured. #ottnews #ottawa pic.twitter.com/VpfDBw3SW6

— National Capital Commission (@NCC_CCN) September 6, 2018

 

 

JUST IN: We have a photo of the bear in the ByWard Market #ottnews pic.twitter.com/1vhF8za074

— CTVMorningLiveOttawa (@CTVOttMornLive) September 6, 2018 The bear has been contained and will be transported back to its natural habitat. Thank you @NCC_CCN and @OttawaPolice #ottnews #ottcity pic.twitter.com/0wFMhjkbGG — Ottawa By-law (@OttawaBylaw) September 6, 2018  

At 9:20am - 6 hours after the original call — they are now taking the bear away @CFRAOttawa @billcarrolltalk #ottnews #ByWardBear pic.twitter.com/yHYFRZUrVB

— Matt Harris (@mattfharris) September 6, 2018