Bear mistaken for burglar

Fairmont Hot Springs homeowner heard rustling and called cops

During the late evening hours of Tuesday, October 10th, Columbia Valley RCMP were alerted to some suspicious activity near a home in Fairmont Hot Springs. The home owner heard two large bangs on or near his basement door which spooked his dog. Upon standing on his balcony to investigate, he observed a black person-like shadow just around the corner beside the house. When he called out to the shadow, stating he would phone police, the shadow was undisturbed. The complainant then went inside for a couple of minutes and came back out a short time later and determined the shadow was gone. It was then that he heard what sounded like a rock being thrown in the bushes. Consequently, he called police. RCMP attended and found numerous mule deer located in the vicinity. As the astute investigators walked around the home they also found a fresh pile of bear scat. Although no people were located near the home, the homeowner was reminded to call if the behaviour continued as the activity, person or animal, could pose a danger to the neighbourhood.

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