At approximately 2 p.m. today, a lone black bear was spotted on the bald prairies in the Spondin, Alta. area, northeast of Hanna and southwest of Coronation.
Don Quast, the man who saw the bear, says neighbours – especially ranchers – should be on the lookout to ensure their livestock’s safety as well as their own.
The fully grown bear was headed northeast, coming from the southwest.
Unfortunately, no picture was able to be taken due to its quick stride.
“He was moving along pretty good,” said Quast. “He would walk for a few steps and then he’d go and he was covering ground pretty good.”
By Terri Huxley