Warning issued after bear spotted on trail near Victoria General Hospital

A black bear was spotted Sunday afternoon on a trail near Victoria General Hospital.

Saanich police said the bear was not aggressive and cautioned the public to be alert and aware of their surroundings when in the area.

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The bear was seen in the area of Little Road, off Burnside Road West, at 2:40 p.m. on a trail to Eagle Creek Village and near to the hospital.

Police were unable to locate the bear.

The Conservation Officers Service has been notified.

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