On August 30, 2014 a black bear was spotted walking down a rural driveway in the area of 530 Ave and 53 St E in High River, AB. The bear did not exhibit any aggressive behaviour and is thought to have been availing itself of honey from a honey farm in the area.
The RCMP is encouraging the public to use caution if using this area.
Any sightings can be reported to the High River RCMP at 403-652-2356 or Alberta Fish and Wildlife at 403-652-8330.
More information on what to do if you encounter a bear and ways to prevent problems between bears and people are outlined in the Alberta BearSmart program found on the Government of Alberta’s Environment and Sustainable Resource Development web site at esrd.alberta.ca