Police have shot a bear in Brockville. On Friday at 11:00pm, officers responded to a call of a bear in the residential area of Waverly Drive in the city. Upon arrival it was determined that this was the same bear that officers and the Ministry of Natural Resources had attempted to capture and relocate on May 9th.
Officers contacted Ministry personnel for assistance but their policy does not allow the tranquilizing of animals at night. The animal was persistent in its desire to travel west, deeper into the city. Officers tried to redirect it as they did before, in hopes it would be sent out of the city. The animal chose to stand its ground and defend itself and the officers took lethal action which was successful.
Brockville Police state they regret having to take this action but the safety of the community is paramount.