A Summerland resident was rather surprised when he visited Jasper in 1945 and witnessed a bit of a feeding frenzy.
The fellow giving the hand-out to the bears is probably one of the reasons that an extensive Bear Aware campaign is now launched every year.
When there is easy food available these otherwise wild animals can become “nuisance bears”, a term which likely means the end of the road for the bear.
Unlike this guy, we can be Bear Smart (check out rdos.bc.ca for some great tips.) Remember: the single largest killer of bears is garbage.