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Bears on a Sunday stroll through Kamloops

The mama bear, who sports a white patch on her chest, and her kids were spotted on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 26) just before 4 p.m.
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This mama bear, who sports a white patch on her chest, and her kids were spotted on Sunday, Sept. 26, 2021, just before 4 p.m.

Gunhild Palulis snapped this photo of a mama bear and two cubs ambling through the neighbourhood around 13th Avenue in the Sagebrush area, near downtown.

The mama bear, who sports a white patch on her chest, and her kids were spotted on Sunday afternoon (Sept. 26) just before 4 p.m.

Bear sightings are increasing as fall approaches, including a bruin downtown that prompted the city to close a portion of Rivers Trail until the animal had moved along.

If you come across a bear or other wildlife in the city, call the BC Conservation Officer reporting Line at 1-877-952-7277.

For information on how to cut down on attractants that may lure bears, go online to wildsafebc.com.