Cochrane trail users are being warned of a bear sighting this afternoon.
Several residents took to social media today warning locals of the bear.
The bear was spotted in the Riversong/Riviera community several times this morning and into this afternoon.
A reminder to be bear aware both in and outside of town:
- Carry bear spray (be sure to check the expiration date.
- Make noise
- Keep all pets on a leash and close to you at all times.
- Be aware of your surroundings on walking on trails
- Be respectful of the space and needs of wildlife
If you do encounter a bear or any other wildlife that could be a public safety concern you are asked to call the 24-hour Report-A-Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.
Fish and Wildlife officials have been contacted.