(HURON COUNTY, ON) – Huron County Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) and the Ministry of Northern Development, Mines, Natural Resources and Forestry (NDMNRF) would like to remind residents of the following tips and recommendations to reduce your chances of attracting bears, and what to do if you encounter a bear.
This comes after Huron OPP officers responded to a bear sighting in Goderich last night. Shortly after 9:30 p.m. officers received a call about a bear that had climbed a tree on Krohmer Drive in Goderich. Officers reported the 150 to 175 pound bear stayed in the tree until the normally quiet street calmed down from all the curious onlookers that came out to take a look at the bear. Once police cleared out the area the bear climbed out of the first tree. Soon after, it climbed up another tree at the corner of Suncoast Drive and Krohmer Drive before it eventually climbed down and departed the area last seen running eastbound along Suncoast Drive.