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Aurora Police Chase Bear Up Tree, Now Cornered

Diamondsmum
June 3rd, 2009, 09:20 AM
I think the bear is still up the tree

http://www.citynews.ca/news/news_35051.aspx


It was a bizarre call for officers in Aurora Wednesday morning.

It wasn't a burglar or a bandit - it was a bear that brought police out to the Yonge St. and Wellington St. area around 6am on Wednesday.

"What happened this morning was that a citizen called in and said they saw a bear in their backyard," explained Inspector Bruce West.

"Various officers were deployed and we tried to contain it as best we can. One of the officers actually chased it towards a tree. That's where we sit right now."

The beast can be seen in the highlighted portion of the picture above.

The Ministry of National Resources is on scene.

CityNews cameraman Bert Dandy is on the scene and will be providing updates via Skype.

Diamondsmum
June 3rd, 2009, 09:25 AM
Aurora June 03, 2009 09:47 AM

A large crowd has gathered to catch a glimpse of a bear in a tree in Aurora.

The bear took refuge in a tree in the Wells and Wellington streets area.


York Regional Police and animal control officers are working to contain a black bear near Yonge and Wellington streets this morning.

Residents in the area are warned to stay away from the scene as officers work to coax the animal from a tree.

Police on scene said it will be a while before the bear will be brought down

http://www.yorkregion.com/article/92596

Jim Hall
June 3rd, 2009, 09:44 AM
umm did they try to feed it lunch?

Diamondsmum
June 3rd, 2009, 10:25 AM
LOL jim it looks like it & mind you from the 1 pic he looks pretty big!

We have then here too (Aurora is about 45minutes from me)

Free's neck of the woods :eek:

BenMax
June 3rd, 2009, 11:30 AM
Let's hope they get him down safely (and no one is trigger happy). I hope they relocate instead of euthanize.:pray:

Love4himies
June 3rd, 2009, 11:37 AM
Isn't there a wildlife rescue north of you that rescues bears (and other animals of course). I can't remember the name of it, but there was a man who specifically looked after bears.

BenMax
June 3rd, 2009, 11:39 AM
Isn't there a wildlife rescue north of you that rescues bears (and other animals of course). I can't remember the name of it, but there was a man who specifically looked after bears.

Are you addressing me L4H? If so, I never heard of it.

Love4himies
June 3rd, 2009, 12:02 PM
Are you addressing me L4H? If so, I never heard of it.

No, sorry, it was for DM. I think the rescue is in the Muskoka region.

Diamondsmum
June 3rd, 2009, 12:57 PM
Ohhh L4 http://www.aspenvalleywildlifesanctuary.com/index.html

I think they are there assisting as well?

They will prolly release him back into the wild No one got trigger happy :thumbs up it usually happens around here (They are just looking for food)

Bear captured in Aurora

http://www.yorkregion.com/article/92596

Aurora June 03, 2009 11:28 AM

Emergency crews have tranquilized and contained a young bear found roaming in Aurora this morning.




The bear had taken refuge in a tree in the Wells and Wellington streets area and a large crowd gathered to watch the incident unfold.

Check back with yorkregion.com for an update later today.

Love4himies
June 3rd, 2009, 01:11 PM
That's the one, DM. I saw a special on TV about them.

Glad to hear the bear is doing OK :thumbs up

chico2
June 3rd, 2009, 04:27 PM
L4H,I saw that to,seems like a wonderful place.
I am relieved they got the bear without shooting it down:thumbs up

Jim Hall
June 3rd, 2009, 07:52 PM
we get them around here alot esp in the fall no predators and population pressure

AnnHFashion
June 19th, 2009, 10:41 PM
I got a few great pics of little black bears this week.
We were driving back from Thunder Bay. I think they were
yearlings, approx. a year and a half old. Looked around
80 lbs. and no mom around.


Ann
AnnHFashion

Melinda
June 20th, 2009, 07:32 AM
my mom just returned from my bro's in Timmins, its so common to have bears in the back yards that they keep pie pans by the back door to bang together before they go outside.