Someone reported to the North Bay-Mattawa Conservation Authority this morning of a black bear sighting around 8:50 a.m. in the area of Ski Club Road, between Bolton and McKee Drive heading towards Laurentian Escarpment Conservation Area.
A sign has been erected at the trailhead and will remain there for 72 hours advising those using the trails of the bear sighting.
A BayToday reader wrote, ".We live on Olympia court (off Ski Club Road) and had a bear on our property Monday and Wednesday evening. Did some minor damage and when we opened the door to look at what was making the noise, it looked at us and very slowly walked away.......clearly no fear of humans!"
Bear sightings are normal for this time of year as the tree nuts are available and bears begin foraging in preparation for their winter hibernation.
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If you see a bear in an NBMCA Conservation Area, please advise NBMCA at 705 474-5420. In a life threatening emergency, please call 911.