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Bear euthanized after chasing golfers away from Coquitlam golf course

B.C. Conservation Officers euthanized a bear over the weekend that was deemed a public safety risk at a Coquitlam golf course.
B.C. Conservation Officers euthanized a bear over the weekend that was deemed a public safety risk at a Coquitlam golf course. British Columbia Conservation Officer Service

B.C. Conservation Officers euthanized a bear over the weekend that was deemed a public safety risk at a golf course in Coquitlam, B.C.

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Sgt. Todd Hunter says the bear had become habituated to human food on and off at the Westwood Plateau Golf and Country Club, and was chasing golfers away and going through their bags to get food.

Hunter says there had been attempts to change the bear’s behaviour by working with the golf course to strictly prohibit food on the premises.

The bear’s behaviour did not change, he said, and when officers responded to an incident on Saturday, the animal was put down.

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