WATCH: B.C.’s Conservation Office Service is investigating a man for hand-feeding a bear near Kennedy Lake
The man is seen hand-feeding an adult black bear a rice cake.
“Want another one bud?” asks the man recording the bear.
“That’s so cool,” says a secondary man.
After dropping one of the rice cakes trying to feed the man, “just let him go for it,” instructs the second person.
The cost of feeding the bear comes with a min. ticket of $345 under the BC Wildlife Act for intentionally feeding dangerous wildlife.
A couple were fined last year for feeding a bear near Whistler.
A BC Conservation Service Officer described the incident as a ‘very dangerous situation’.
Vancouver Island residents left comments on the Conservation Officer Service’s Facebook post.
“A fed bear is a dead bear! I wish people weren’t so stupid,” wrote Susie Noble.
“The goof just signed that bears death certificate!” added Brett Ainey.
Adult black bears can typically weigh anywhere from 450-600lbs.
The incident occurred May 3rd near Tofino and pictures of the incident surfaced on Vancouver Widlife.
The Conservation Office Service is reaching out to the public on more information to get in touch with the person.
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