VIDEO: Black bear caught climbing tree in Langford neighbourhood

Triangle Mountain residents on alert following bear sighting

A Langford neighbourhood is spooked after finding a black bear up a tree Monday morning.

A resident of the Triangle Mountain area captured footage of a black bear up a tree in a residential area and neighbour Roland Blaquiere said the bear has caused some concern for residents.

READ ALSO: Black bear captured in Langford set free in the morning, firefighter says

READ ALSO: VIDEO: Black bear caught snooping around Langford home

“It’s concerning when it’s right beside the post office boxes and people go down there every day to get their mail and walk their dogs,” Blaquiere said, adding that this is the first time he’s seen a bear in the area in the four or so years he’s lived there.

“It’s a big shock.”

According to WildSafe BC, the province boasts one of the highest populations of black bears in the world and it’s not uncommon to see them make their way through B.C. communities.

To keep neighbourhoods safe, it’s recommended that garbage is stored securely, pets are fed inside or cleaned up after and barbecues are kept clean.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Victoria’s plastic bag ban ended by Supreme Court of Canada

City’s leave to appeal lower court’s decision denied

Victoria council will debate support for provincially funded birth control

If the motion passes, Victoria would be the first municipality to endorse AccessBC

13th annual UVic Vikes Shoot for the Cure supports Canadian Cancer Society

Tip-off Saturday is at 5 p.m. for the women and 7 p.m. for the men

‘Bureaucratic mix-up’ could lead to Sooke daycare closure

Sooke CAO confident daycare situation can be resolved

Colwood, Saanich finalists for B.C. small business awards

Municipalities recognized in top three spots for respective categories

WHO says China virus not global health emergency

The decision came after Chinese authorities moved to lock down three cities on Thursday

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers wanted list for the week of Jan. 21

Greater Victoria Crime Stoppers is seeking the public’s help in locating the… Continue reading

VIDEO: ‘Porn’ answer was a wrong one for Surrey family on ‘Feud’ game show

Surrey’s Rams competed on the TV show Wednesday night

Abandoned boats left to freeze on Okanagan Lake cause chaos

Over the last week weather conditions have caused three separate incidents

B.C. teacher witnesses coronavirus terror in Shanghai: ‘Everyone is on edge’

Face masks and hand sanitizer ‘sell out’ as 9 SARS-like illness cases confirmed in the city

B.C.-based firefighting plane crashes in Australia, killing three

Three people are confirmed dead in the crash in New South Wales

Remote surveillance helps RCMP nab suspect immediately in Island break-in

Stolen items returned after Parksville business owner takes quick action

Living near major roads linked to higher risk of dementia, Parkinson’s: UBC study

Green space could mitigate some of the risks, researchers found

Most Read