Saanich police said a small black bear was seen in the 4800-block of Townsend Road on Feb. 17, 2019. (File photo/CBC).

Saanich police said a small black bear was seen in the 4800-block of Townsend Road on Feb. 17, 2019. (File photo/CBC).

A small black bear was spotted in the Beaver Lake area on Sunday evening.

Saanich police said the bear was alone and wandering down Townsend Road. It was seen at around 5 p.m. and reported to Saanich police at 11:30 p.m. The BC Conservation Officer Service ws notified by police.

Residents are reminded to be vigilant with respect to the safety of their pets and small children.

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