Ottawa bearing witness to unusual influx… of bears – The Canadian Press

By Andy Blatchford (via msn.com)

Richard Moore, acting manager of Conservation Services at the National Capital Commission, is shown beside a bear cage in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang
© Provided by thecanadianpress.com Richard Moore, acting manager of Conservation Services at the National Capital Commission, is shown beside a bear cage in Ottawa on Friday, Sept. 14, 2018. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Justin Tang

OTTAWA – High population density is a feature of most Group of Seven capitals — but Ottawa stands out among its international peers these days with an unusual demographic situation: a sudden influx of bears.

Black bear sightings surged of late in Canada’s national capital region. Conservation officials say they’ve already had to round up more than 30 of the large mammals roaming urban areas since the start of the month.

From a human’s perspective, the bears have been getting into mischief. Locals have seen them wandering along leafy residential streets, nosing through backyard compost containers and one was even spotted rambling the alleys of Ottawa’s touristy ByWard Market.

Many of the wayward animals, including the one affectionately nicknamed “ByWard Bear,” were seen or scooped up within a few kilometres of Parliament Hill. 

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