Bear spotted in Saanich Tuesday morning

The second bear sighting in as many days in the capital region was reported in Saanich early this morning.

Saanich police received a call about 12:30 a.m. about a large black bear that was seen in the area of Dysart Road and Gorge Road West, and was last spotted on Carey Road.

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The B.C. Conservation Officer Service has been informed.

On Monday, a black bear was seen near the 100-block of View Royal Avenue and in Portage Park. The West Shore RCMP’s initial tweet about the sighting came at 7:45 a.m.

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