Southern Ontario bear incidents
|BILL SANDFORD/FOR THE TORONTO STAR|
There have been a number of encounters with black bears in southern Ontario this spring. One almost ended tragically for a Severn man, who was lucky to survive being mauled by a black bear in May. Two other people in the Orillia area were recently chased by bears.
On the other side of the coin, two bears have been shot dead by police, one in London, the other north of Peterborough.
Other encounters have been more benign: a bear toured downtown Cannington for a while last weekend, pausing to eat the contents of a grease bucket behind a sports bar, before being gently nudged out of town by police cruisers.
The map shows about a dozen incidents.