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Kitchen raiding bear shot in Nelson

A bear has been destroyed because of public safety concerns in Nelson’s Uphill neighborhood.

Conservation Officer Jason Hawkes says they received a report Sunday afternoon that the animal actually walked through an open door into a house.


Hawkes says the bear was eventually found rummaging through the garbage at a property on View Street.

He adds they’ve been receiving multiple reports over the last few months of a bear accessing attractants such as garbage.

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He explains the animal became habituated and therefore needed to be put down.

*Picture – bears and human garbage generally means the animal’s days are numbered

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