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Home » Archives » May 2019 » Update -sort of- On The SJI Bear

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05/22/2019: "Update -sort of- On The SJI Bear"


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(file photo of bear on Orcas)


Sheriff Ron Krebs reports that so far the bear has been roaming over every part of the island. If you see him please report it so we can track him. Here are some points to remember when it comes to the bear.

1) WDFW and SJSO are working cooperatively to monitor the situation.

2) The bear’s activities have been tracked since it left Camano Island a couple weeks ago. At no point has the bear been reported to be aggressive toward people or animals.

3) Reports indicate that the bear has been interested in bird feeders and unsecured trash exclusively. People are encouraged to remove attractants until the bear moves on.

4) The bear has been moving so quickly and unpredictably that live trapping for relocation is not feasible at this point. The Orcas bear that WDFW successfully trapped and relocated two years ago was far more predictable.

5) The bear appears to be a male. He is likely in search of companionship and will most likely continue his travels to another island at some point.

6) Hunting the bear is unlawful.

7) Lethal removal is not being considered. The bear has exhibited no known behaviors that would indicate it poses a threat to public safety, pets or livestock.

8) Despite the bear’s non-threatening behavior, people should give the bear space and remember it is still a large wild animal.

More information on black bears and how to avoid conflicts can be found on WDFW’s web site at:

https://wdfw.wa.gov/species-habita…/species/ursus-americanus

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