A polar bear is operating unfastened in and round a northern Manitoba First Nation, the chief says, a reasonably uncommon sight for the distant group greater than 100 kilometres from Hudson Bay.
Shamattawa First Nation Chief Jordna Hill says it was first noticed about 4 days in the past and it hasn’t but been caught by conservation officers.
“It is form of scary for us, the group members and everyone else,” he stated.
It has been a number of years since a polar bear was final seen in the neighborhood, Hill stated. CBC Information final reported on a sighting in 2010.
Conservation officers informed Hill they are going to return on Tuesday to look once more to allow them to relocate the bear farther from civilization.
CBC Information has requested extra data from Manitoba Conservation, however did not instantly obtain a response.
Doug Clark, an affiliate professor on the College of Saskatchewan’s faculty of setting and sustainability, stated it is not remarkable to see a polar bear stray that far-off from Hudson Bay.
“It is solely 130 kilometres from the coast and for a polar bear, that is not a very large distance. Polar bears have been noticed in that a part of the province earlier than,” he stated.
One among Clark’s areas of analysis is polar bear and human conflicts.
“The bear … is doing what polar bears do once they come to communities. They’re responding to attractants that they’ve smelled and so they’re searching for issues to eat.”
What’s uncommon is the bear going proper into the group, he stated.
Clark would not consider the bear travelled south as a result of it was ravenous — the animal seems to be in good well being in photos taken of it.
Anybody who encounters a wild polar bear ought to discover a protected place like a automotive or constructing, and name the Polar Bear Alert line at 204-675-2327.