Pathway closed as bear trap set up near Glenmore Reservoir

Calgary's Glenmore Trail was closed due a report of a bear in the area. Tom Reynolds/Global News

A pathway on the east side of Glenmore Reservoir was closed Tuesday after a bear was spotted in the area.

The City of Calgary said Alberta Fish and Wildlife is working to relocate the bear and has set up a trap in the area.

“The trap was set [Tuesday] after more bear sightings in the Glenmore Landing area: one the night before at 10:30 [p.m.] and another one before 6 a.m. [Tuesday]. The area in the vicinity of the trap has also been closed to the public,” said Brendan Cox, communications advisor with the Alberta government.

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“As this bear does not appear to be leaving the area, we want to try and prevent it becoming habituated to garbage or other unnatural food sources,” he added.

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Cox said the government is asking people who encounter a bear to call 403-297-6423 or the 24-hour Report A Poacher line at 1-800-642-3800.

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