SHAWVILLE Sept. 12, 2018
Residents of Shawville can’t be blamed for keeping their picnic baskets close at hand as an unwelcome visitor stopped into town on the weekend.
Several residents took to social media to warn their neighbours that a light-coloured bear was wandering around a residential area.
One video on social media appears to show a bear climbing a tree in a backyard.
The Quebec Ministry of Flora, Fauna and Parks said they received calls from concerned residents.
“The officers have all of these reports and have followed up with the citizens concerned,” a ministry representative said in an email. “In some cases, they have increased their presence.”
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