Langford firefighters rescue black bear from tree


Saturday night was not a typical one for Langford Fire Rescue.

On May 25, 2019, Langford firefighters assisted the B.C. Conservation Officer Service and West Shore RCMP with rescuing a black bear from a large tree behind Langford City Hall on Goldstream Avenue The bear was tranquillized and firefighters used a ladder truck while they brought it down.

Conservation Officer Peter Pauwels said West Shore RCMP contacted the B.C. Conservation Officer Service at around 10 p.m. for a young female adult black bear in a tree.

Pauwels said conservation officers usually allow bears to make their way down trees on their own but police felt it was too far into a busy area.

“This particular location, it was just too busy,” Pauwels said.

After it was removed from the tree, it was taken away by conservation officers for assessment. distance away. Pauwels said because the bear had no prior history and was in good health, it was relocated a short distance away.

Sandy Grant shared a picture of the bear with CHEK, saying it was rescued from her backyard and safely relocated.

A black bear was stuck in a tree in Langford on May 25, 2019. (Sandy Grant)
A black bear was stuck in a tree in Langford on May 25, 2019. (Sandy Grant)

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